Dramatica Definition”: Subjective Story Line

Subjective Story Line • the story as it relates to the relationship and conflict between the Main and Obstacle Characters • The passionate argument of a story is carried by the relationship between the story’s Subjective Characters– namely, the Main and Obstacle Characters. The examination of their internal states and the articulation of the story’s passionate argument makes up the Subjective Story Line. This is not the view from within the shoes of either the Main or Obstacle Characters, but is rather like an objective view of their subjective relationship. It is a view of their story together which always sees both of them.

From the Dramatica Dictionary