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Three Act Structure 1.2: Self-Annihilation

There are two elements to the end of the beginning for a story, according to Campbell. In addition to the crossing of the first threshold, he describes an element of self-annihilation. (91) A biblical example would be Jonah getting swallowed … Continue reading

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Three Act Structure 1.1: The Inciting Incident

In a film, the inciting incident is the moment that kicks everything off. In his book A Hero With a Thousand Faces, it’s what Joseph Campbell refers to as the blunder that starts the fairy tale. Though he thinks there’s a subconscious … Continue reading

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