Dramatica Definition: Past

Past (The Past) • [Type] dyn.pr. Present<–>Past • what has already happened • The past is not unchanging. Often we learn new things which change our understanding of what past events truly meant and create new appreciations of how things really fit together. A Story that focuses on the Past may be much more than a documentation of what happened. Frequently it is a re-evaluation of the meaning of what has occurred that can lead to changing one’s understanding of what is happening in the present or will eventually happen in the future. • syn. history, what has happened, former times, retrospective

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