Emotion 1: Emotional cause and effect

What do emotions do?


Quick recap: what have we established so far?

  • Emotions create meaning in events.
  • Without emotional responses from characters, events are just random things that happen.
  • Different emotions make events have different meanings.
  • Emotions all have different jobs—move towards, move away, slow down, put right, and so on.
  • Emotions help us understand what characters want and value.


Let's explore the role that emotions play in making things happen in a story.

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