Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Contemporary: Characteristics

The contemporary genre focuses on the real, everyday world. Therefore, common characteristics of the genre would include:
  • Characters who are "ordinary people"—the mom, the businessman, the student, the teacher, the grocery clerk, the mailman.
  • Character-driven plots which center on the mundane.
  • Conflict which is internal, dealing with common struggles like discontentment and the desire to keep up with the Jones.

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