Dramatica Definition: Enlightenment

Enlightenment • [Variation] dyn.pr. Wisdom<–>Enlightenment • an understanding that transcends knowledge • Not all meaning comes from experience. The mind has the ability to synthesize abstract truth that has not been or cannot be observed. When a character is able to come to an understanding of the whole that exceeds the sum of the observed parts, he is said to be Enlightened. A truly refined thematic conflict can be explored in the relationship between the practical Wisdom born of great experience and the aesthetic Enlightenment born of great insight • syn. insight, illumination, intuitive discernment, transcendent comprehension