What are the minimal things needed to tell a story?
Generally, the following elements are what are needed in order to have a story.
A story usually has a central character – a protagonist – and invites you to identify with them. A character needs to want something – or to have motivation. Without this, not much is going to happen in the story.
A character needs to go on a journey. They start somewhere and end somewhere else. This is a series of connected events called the ‘cause and effect’ chain.
Every story is about change. What a protagonist changes into – or learns by the end of the story – links to the moral, or message, of the story.
Choose one of the following films and explain the story's character, journey and transformation.
🦸♂️ Iron Man (2008)