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Deviation from Traditional Sequence

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The traditional sequence for plot development is exposition, complication, and dénouement. Why might a writer or director choose to deviate from this traditional sequence? What examples support your reasoning?

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Though the traditional sequence for plot development is exposition, complication, and denouement, a writer or director might choose to deviate from the traditional sequence for several reasons.

The first reason would be the building of suspense. Instead of telling a story in chronological order, a writer/director might wish to build suspense by not fully introducing the characters, setting, and ...

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This answer explains why writers/directors choose to present non-chronological plot lines, which deviates from the traditional sequence.

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