So, concerns...Dramatica has 16 Concerns, based upon the framework of the 4 Domains (hope you're still with me). What we're doing is drilling down through a matrix (imagine a multi-level chessboard). Here each Domain becomes split into 4 Concerns. So, for each of the Throughlines, we now have 4 Concerns. In Casablanca, Rick's Main Character Throughline, which fell upon the Domain of Fixed Attitude can now be separated out into Memories, Impulsive Responses, Innermost Desires, and Contemplation.
BUT! But, we don't use all 4 concerns... we can't because we must avoid too much confusion. Each of the Throughlines/Domains may only focus upon 1 Concern, and in respect to Rick, his Concern for his Fixed Attitude is Innermost Desires.
And, what that means for the other Througlines/Domains is that their Concerns must/do fall upon the same relational square, ie: Rick's is the bottom-left, so the other three Throughlines must fall upon the bottom-left square of their own Concern quad. With me?
- Rick (Main Character Throughline) - Fixed Attitude (Domain) - Innermost Desires (Concern)
- Ilsa (Impact Character) - Situation (Domain) - Future (Concern)
- Visas and escape (Objective Story) - Activity (Domain) - Obtaining (Concern)
- Rick versus Ilsa (Subjective Story) - Manipulations (Domain) - Changing One's Nature (Concern)