Subject to status

Following on from the last post, the current topic of exploration is status. This ties in with the motivation of a character. Their status can determine their motivations.

Two people with different social status would probably be motivated differently on some level. Financial status would be another example. A wealthy person would have a different reaction to finding some food left on a park bench compared to someone who doesn’t have the money to eat regularly. And there are many, many more types of status that make one character different to another. The desire to achieve a certain status woiuld also be a motivator.

Examining the loss of status can also throw up some good possibilities for a story.

This is another example of something that should have been obvious when creating a character. But like many things, it wasn’t until it was spelled out for me that I realised the importance of it.

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