Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Ultimate Plot Point

Plots come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  Some are a straight line, others whirl about like they're caught in a windstorm, but no matter what they look like the plot usually hinge on a finite point.  As I was working on the latest WIP, it came to me that the ultimate point of the plotline in this one is hybris [sometimes spelt hubris].  A rare word to think about, but not really considering the piece is a part of my Mythological Messes Redux series, all of which have starting points in Greek Mythology.

Here's a bit more about hybris from Wiktionary:

From Ancient Greek ὕβρις (hybris, “insolence, sexual outrage”).

hubris (uncountable)

1. Excessive pride, presumption or arrogance (originally toward the gods).
2. Unchecked arrogance

Hmmm, are you wondering how hybris plays out in this one?

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