young artist struggles to run a deli as he searches for meaning and
direction in his life.
KNOT THEORY presents as a character-driven, dramatic story. The story focuses on a rather reclusive and troubled young man trying to find direction in his life. The tone is dramatic. The plotline presents with two goals. The first is an external goal for the protagonistto buy and run a deli. The second is an inner, emotional goal to forgive himself and find meaning and purpose in his life. The two goals nicely work to conflict with each other.
The story explores and examines solid themes about grieving, healing, second chances, and redemption.
Theres no doubt that the highlight of the scriptis the protagonist, Luke. show more content
In other words, the only reason the scruffy man is created is for the purpose of the break-in versus, the character being integrated into the overall storyline.
The fire represents the all is lost moment, but after the fire the rest of the script contains no real tension.
Consider adding an antagonist. This person could want to buy the deli. They could be a rival love for Cecily. They could be some other character that is vengeful. While the father is an antagonist, he never does anything to cause real obstacles for Luke. He withholds the money (he spent it), but thats not enough to sustain tension or make him a compelling foe. If he burned down the deli after Luke bought it to collect insurance money, then he would be considered a true foe (if he consigned and then took out insurance).
Luke is a complex character and the audiencecares about him. His voice reflects his anger and his internal struggle. Hes conflicted about the direction of his life. Focus a bit more on his need to find his own forgiveness regarding his mother. The audience needs to understand that he forgives himself. Its only when he learns to forgive himself that he can truly move on with his life and begin to heal and find
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