Dramatica Definition: Unwilling

Unwilling • [Overview Appreciation] • The Main Character unwillingly participates in the effort to find a solution to the story problem • Unwilling describes a Main Character who would prefer not to become involved in either the problem or the search for a solution. As a result, some sort of leverage must be applied to “force” him to join the quest. Once the Main Character is enticed or coerced into beginning the journey toward a solution, he requires outside encouragement or compulsion to keep up the effort.

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