[Virtue] leads to [success].*
Liberating love leads to a fulfilling life.
Self-acceptance leads to love.
- Original wrong world view – This is the Vice.
- How this keeps them apart – This is how the Vice leads to Defeat.
- Beginning – What does it look like when they’re “doing their thing?” (i.e, practicing the Vice)
- What happens to force them to do it differently (“Differently” = the Virtue)
- They try the different thing and begin to become confident
- What’s the reward for doing the different thing? (This is the Virtue leads to [temporary or partial] Success)
- Major setback in doing it differently (because they haven’t applied the Virtue fully or learned it completely)
- Go back to doing it the old way (which leads to renewed conflict between the hero and heroine and a sense they’ll never get together) (This is a return to the Vice with accelerated or expanded defeat consequences.)
- How does this cause them to fail in achieving their non-romance goal? (This is the crisis)(This is the consequences of the Vice).
- What causes them to take a chance, and do it the new way (This is reapplying the Virtue, only this time with new understanding and awareness.)
- Success (this is the climax) (and the consequences of the Virtue)
- New world view (This is how they’ve changed to incorporate the virtue in other parts of their life and the resulting success in other parts of their life.)
- How this allows them to get together (dénouement) (In other words, Virtue leads to a happily ever after ending.)