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Posted on October 5, 2011

During the course of the protagonist’s journey, he (or she) has to undergo some sort trial; it is this that proves him in the mind of the reader, that allows the reader to accept him as a suitable person in which to invest emotional currency; in short, allows the reader to ‘fall in (possibly heterosexual, possibly homosexual, possibly Platonic) love’ with him (or, as I have already said, her). The trial may be of any kind – emotional, intellectual, physical – and it may involve one or characters, or a situation, an animal, or even a psychological state.

Tags: fall in love with the hero, Plots, trials