Talk:Plot (narrative)

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Class Project[edit]

Hi, I'm a college student in an editing class, and I will be editing this article as part of a project.

RachaelLinthicum (talk) 16:24, 4 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Plot Summary[edit]

I think it is important to have a section on plot summary so people can know exactly what it is. PfickNohl (talk) 22:40, 13 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I see a Plot Summary section has been added, but it is very didactic, not NPOV and has no reference to back it up. Nonetheless, this should be required reading for those who write WP novel articles with "Plot Summaries" of 500+ words! D Anthony Patriarche (talk) 01:12, 31 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Article overall[edit]

This article seems to me a bad combination of excessive information in some areas and complete omission of others. It refers almost entirely to Aristotelian Tragedy and cinema. What about comedies, adventure novels, novels of character, short stories, etc.? Much of the information, although fascinating and informative, belongs in separate articles, so that this article can cover the whole scope of the concept "plot". This is way outside my area of expertise, so I'm not going to take it on, but it badly needs some expert attention. D Anthony Patriarche (talk) 01:21, 31 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Writer's craft" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

An editor has identified a potential problem with the redirect Writer's craft and has thus listed it for discussion. This discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2022 February 2#Writer's craft until a consensus is reached, and readers of this page are welcome to contribute to the discussion. signed, Rosguill talk 17:11, 2 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Han Solo[edit]

Han Solo being frozen in carbonite is critical to the plot. Han Solo is frozen and so Lando decides to act against Vader, and so Vader decides to try and carbon freeze Luke. Lando decides to act against Vader and so he tries to rescue the remaining heroes. Vader decides to carbon freeze Luke and so Luke takes advantage to try and get revenge for Ben's and his father's deaths.

Not only that, but it is critical to the ending of the story and leads to the sequel. One could argue that it is the single most important part of the movie since it leads to Lando joining the rebels, Leia admitting she loves Han, and Luke finding out Vader is his father, and sets off the plot for the following film! (talk) 14:27, 25 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm also opposed to the idea it's not "part of the plot". The footnote quotes the source itself saying, "Plot is built of significant events in a given story – significant because they have important consequences." The entire first third of the sequel only happens because of this event. I do not have the book referenced, but does it even mention Han Solo? In either case, this example seems misleading and false. (talk) 05:22, 10 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]