“Universe” as the Objective Story Domain

When Universe is the Objective Story Domain the story’s troubles are best described as pertaining to a Situation. This will be an overview concept: all of the Objective Characters in the story will see the common source of their troubles as emanating from an external situation. Just because the situation is external and objective does not mean it must be without feeling, but simply that the situation is not personal to the audience.

From the Dramatica Theory Book