Dramatica Definition: Domain

Domain • [Domain] • An item that describes the area in which any one of the four throughlines occurs–Main Character, Obstacle Character, Objective Story, and Subjective Story • There are four Domains in every complete story, each representing a different perspective in the structure of that story. One is assigned to the Objective Story Throughline and contains the appreciations attributed to the dispassionate argument of the story while also describing the area in which the Objective Story occurs. Another is for the Subjective Story Throughline and contains the appreciations which concern the passionate argument of the story and describe the relationship between the Main and Obstacle Characters. The Main and Obstacle Character Throughlines are each assigned Domains as well, which contain the appreciations attributed to their character and describe the area in which they each operate. Each Domain is the matching of a particular Class (either Universe, Physics, Psychology, or Mind) with a particular throughline (either Objective Story, Main Character, Obstacle Character, or Subjective Story). Each Domain describes the general area in which the problems of its throughline will lie and from what perspective the audience will be directed to view those problems. Domains determine large, genre-like positions in the relationship of audience to story.

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