Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Adventure: Characteristics

The stories found in the adventure genre are generally about a fight to survive. As a result, common characteristics of the adventure genre would include:
  • A plot-based story
  • A wild or uncivilized setting, which is not ruled by normal law, whether it is the jungles of South America, a deserted island, or the open ocean.
  • A plot which revolves around a man vs. nature struggle, rather than a man vs. man struggle, making nature the indirect (or in some case, direct) villain.
  • Characters who are unusually smart, physically strong, and able to adapt.
  • Occasionally includes a quest of some kind (think the Ark of the Covenant in the first Indiana Jones film), which in turn triggers the fight for survival.
  • Many death-defying actions

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