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Character Arcs: The Transformational Journey of a Protagonist

From Flawed to Fulfilled — Navigating the Inner and Outer World of Your Lead Character

Wilbur Greene
Oct 26, 2023
10 min read
Photo by Mehdi MeSSrro

Few elements resonate as deeply with audiences as the transformative journey of a character. Character arcs, are the essence of this journey — the metamorphosis that a protagonist undergoes, driven by experiences, challenges, and personal growth. It’s not merely about a character achieving a goal, but about how they change on the inside while striving for it. This transformation, subtle or profound, strikes a chord with readers and viewers, making characters relatable, memorable, and authentically human.

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