Emotion 1: Emotional cause and effect

What do emotions do?

Emotions tell us what characters want

On the previous page we looked at how emotions create meaning out of what characters experience.

But emotions can also help us understand what characters want and value.

What do they want?

Writelike

Look at these two characters.

There’s not a lot of information to go on in this scene, but what do you think they each feel?

And based on that, what do you think they each want?

Your turn
Discussing your answers

Let’s look at the next panel in the sequence and see if it clarifies anything:

Drama park bench panel 2

Your turn
Discussing your answers
We would understand the emotional meaning even if we didn't understand the content

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