Episode 26: A Touch of Faust - Changing Goals on your Protagonist and when this works
From the 'Faust' of the title to Greek tragedy and Shakespeare to films by Pixar and Dreamworks, some of the most satisfying storylines involve the main character getting exactly what they want only to discover that the victory is empt. Either they now no longer want what they were questing for or the price they paid to acquire the object of their desire, was so high that it could hardly be called a victory at all. In the petre dish this week, SFF authors J.A.Ironside and M.E.Vaughan, will be prodding at the story lines and character arcs of Antigone, Faust, Pixar's Cars, Up, Shrek and Toy Story, Stephanie Myer's The Host and Suzanne Clarke's Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. Join the dragons as they look at that strangely filling morsel - the Phyrric victory.