Plot Challenge of the Week

413HGXT0H8LWell, I graded a ton of papers today, and learned a little (and I do mean a very little) about investment. Honestly, I got a lot of information about investment, but I’m really not at all sure how much I retained. However, I’m sure that this won’t be the only chance that I have to learn about it. Anyway, I have a plot challenge for you all. Here are the rules for today’s challenge:

Your challenge: Take a movie, book, short story, play (preferably something religious) that you love, and identify each character and significant plot point. Now, identify the three most significant, pivotal events in the story, and work your way back through the plot, but change those three events. For instance, in Romeo and Juliet you might change the death of Tibedo so that he lives. Now, work your way back through the story step by step and figure out how the characters would react to those changed plot points. How would they react (in character)? How does this change the overall events of the story? Feel free to use this as an impetus to write some up a new story entirely, but the goal here is to see how character’s themselves help to shape the plot of a story.