This is the struggle of the second act....Continua
If artists elects themselves superior to their protagonists, the task is simplicity itself -- they manufacture a complication -- like Cohan sticking the pistol in the drawer.
To have the end buried in the beginning (which is the utmost accomplishment of drama), however, is a bit more difficult. It means that in the middle term the previously unsuspected must emerge; and, emerging, must sink the portagonist (and the artist) into the slough of despair, Ï had prepared for anhything but this."Out os this despair must come the resolution to complete the journey....Continua
This is fine for the audience, as they do not need to know, at this point, what the answer to that question is. BUT THE ARTIST MUST.