Writing Ideas and Prompts
The Thirty-seven Dramatic Situations 7-12
|7. FALLING PREY TO CRUELTY OR MISFORTUNE. Elements: an Unfortunate; a Master or a Misfortune.|
|A The innocent made the victim of ambitious intrigue.
||B The innocent despoiled by those who should protect.
||C1 The powerful dispossessed and wretched.
C2 A favorite or an intimate finds himself forgotten.
|D The unfortunate robbed of their hope.|
|8. REVOLT. Elements: Tyrant and Conspirator.|
|A1 A conspiracy chiefly of one individual.
A2 A conspiracy of several.
|B1 Revolt of one individual, who influences and involves others.
B2 A revolt of many.
|9. DARING ENTERPRISE. Elements: A bold leader, an object, an adversary.|
|A Preparations for war.
|C1 Carrying off a desired person or object.
C2 Recapture of a desired object.
|D1 Adventurous expeditions.
D2 Adventure undertaken for the purpose of obtaining a beloved woman.
|10. ABDUCTION. Elements: The abductor, the abducted, the guardian.|
|A Abduction of an unwilling woman.
||B Abduction of a consenting woman.
||C1 Recapture of the woman without the slaying of the abductor.
C2 The same case, with the slaying of the ravisher.
|D1 Rescue of a captive friend.
D2 Rescue of a child.
D3 Rescue of a soul in captivity to error.
|11. THE ENIGMA. Elements: Interrogator, seeker, and problem.|
|A Search for a person who must be found on pain of death.
||B1 A riddle to be solved on pain of death.
B2 A riddle to be solved on pain of death, in which the riddle is proposed by the coveted woman.
|C1 Temptations suffered with the object of discovering his name.
C2 Temptations offered with the object of ascertaining the sex.
C3 Tests for the purpose of ascertaining the mental condition.
|12. OBTAINING. Elements: A solicitor and an adversary who is refusing, or an arbitrator opposing parties.|
|A Efforts to obtain an object by ruse or force.
||B Endeavor by means of persuasive eloquence alone.
||C Eloquence with an arbitrator.|