|04-07-2010, 10:21 PM||#11|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Re: Fatal Flaw?
At least we've narrowed the argument to the story goal and the main character's goal/goals.
Laszlo spends the whole second act trying to get the letters. Not a lot of screen time, but don't forget this is not who the story is about.
Rick gets the letters and spends the second act deciding what to do with them. What is his goal?
Karma says the story goal is Rick's goal is the protection of the woman Rick loves.
True this becomes one of Rick's goals, but not the story goal. This goal is not born until late in the second act.
Laszlo came to Casablanca on his way to America. He was supposed to buy letters of transmit from Ugarte but these letters ended up with Rick by the end of Act 1. Rick hides them, not knowing what he will do with them.
Ilsa comes into the picture. Rick still doesn't know what to do with the letters. Rick still doesn't know what he wants to do with Ilsa at that point.