The basis of most storytelling involves getting a character from here to there. Along the way, of course, is a struggle that needs to be overcome. Traditionally, there are four main struggles that prevent characters from getting from here to there. They include:
- Man vs. Man (Rocky, The Iliad)
- Man vs. Nature (Call of the Wild, Castaway)
- Man vs. Establishment (1984, Office Space)
- Man vs. Self (Crime and Punishment, The Shining)
Getting from here to there isn't always easy, but being mindful that it is the true challenge will help you find new and creative ways to accomplish just such a feat.