Writing Ideas and Prompts
The Thirty-seven Dramatic Situations 13-18
|13. ENMITY OF KINSMEN. Elements: A malevolent kinsman, a hated or reciprocally hating kinsman.|
|A Hatred of siblings:
A1 One sibling hated by several.
A2 Reciprocal hatred between siblings.
A3 Hatred between relatives for reasons of self-interest.
|B Hatred of parent and child:
B1 Hatred of the child for the parent.
B2 Mutual hatred.
B3 Hatred of the parent for the child.
|C Hatred of grandparent for grandchild.|
|D1 Hatred of parent-in-law for son-in-law or daughter-in-law.
D2 Hatred of two brothers-in-law or sisters-in-law
|E Hatred of son-in-law (daughter-in-law) for mother-in-law.
|14. RIVALRY OF KINSMEN. Elements: the preferred kinsman, the rejected kinsman, and the object.|
|A1 Malicious rivalry of a sibling.
A2 Malicious rivalry of two siblings.
A3 Rivalry of two brothers, with adultery on the part of one.
|B1 Rivalry of parent and child, for an unmarried lover.
B2 Rivalry of parent and child, for a married lover.
B3 Case similar to the two foregoing, but in which the object is already the spouse of the parent.
B4 Rivalry of parent and child.
|C Rivalry of cousins.
||D Rivalry of friends.|
|15. MURDEROUS ADULTERY. Elements: Two adulterers, betrayed husband or wife.|
|A1 The slaying of a husband by, or for, a paramour.
A2 The slaying of a trusting lover.
|B Slaying of a wife for a paramour, and in self-interest.|
|16. MADNESS. Elements: Mad person and victim.|
|A1 Kinsman slain in madness.
A2 A lover slain in madness.
A3 Slaying or injuring of a person not hated.
|B Disgrace brought upon oneself through madness.
||C Loss of loved ones brought about by madness.
||D Madness brought on by fear of hereditary insanity.|
|17. FATAL IMPRUDENCE. Elements: The imprudent, the victim or the object lost.|
|A1 Imprudence the cause of one's own misfortune.
A2 Imprudence the cause of one's own dishonor.
|B1 Curiosity the cause of one's own misfortune.
B2 Loss of the possession of a loved one, through curiosity.
|C1 Curiosity the cause of death or misfortune to others.
C2 Imprudence the cause of a relative's death.
C3 Imprudence the cause of a lover's death.
C4 Credulity the cause of kinsman's death.
C5 Credulity the cause of misfortune.
|18. Involuntary Crimes of Love. Elements: The lover, the loved, and the revealer.|
|A1 Discovery that one has married one's mother.
A2 Discovery that one has had one's sibling as a lover.
|B1 Discovery that one has married one's sibling.
B2 Discovery that one has married one's sibling, in which the crime has been villainously planned by a third person.
B3 Being upon the point of taking one's sibling, unknowingly, as a lover.
|C Being upon the point of violating, unknowingly, one's own child.
||D1 Being upon the point of committing an adultery, unknowingly.
D2 Adultery committed unknowingly.