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In today’s episode, I’m covering the conventions of the morality genre using the movie A Man Called Otto as an example. Here’s a preview of what’s included:
[05:09] The protagonist starts the story at their worst (with a "wrong" moral compass)
[06:40] The antagonist pressures the protagonist to face their bad behavior/wrongdoing
[07:54] The protagonist is haunted by their past mistakes or selfish behavior
[09:09] A character who represents the consequences of the protagonist’s wrongdoing
[10:20] At least one mentor figure who helps the protagonist see right from wrong
[11:13] External conflict that pits the protagonist's goals against the needs of others
[12:53] A foil character who positively or negatively demonstrates different behavior
[14:24] The protagonist gets help from unexpected sources
[15:23] The setting must offer the protagonist opportunities to be selfish or altruistic
[16:49] The end of the story is often bittersweet
[18:04] Final thoughts and episode recap.
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