?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Can any of my readers cite an example of the following plot point? I… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
September 28th, 2007
04:08 pm

[Link]

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
Can any of my readers cite an example of the following plot point? I am coming up blank.


It starts out cliched enough: Protagonist comes across some person/s in deathly peril and (being the hero type) charges in and saves the strangers.

Now, in the cliche the strangers would either turn out to be good people to have indebted to one, or an enemy whos gratitude changes their attitude.


BUT, what about the painful-but-true life lesson that "Good Deeds /= Good Results"?

What if, through misguidedness or plain malice, the protagonist and/or the world would have been infinitely better off if that imperiled person had died?

Has anyone written a story about that?

(2 comments | Leave a comment)

Comments
 
[User Picture]
From:oldwolf
Date:September 28th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I'm reminded of Star Trek: Generations. If they hadn't rescued Dr. Soran, all those people wouldn't have died.
(Deleted comment)
[User Picture]
From:geekmom
Date:September 30th, 2007 05:52 am (UTC)
(Link)
City on the Edge of Forever was exactly what I was thinking, too.
Powered by LiveJournal.com