Dissecting Dragons

Episode 343: Exiles, OutCasts and Outsiders - Solitary Villains and Isolated Heroes

September 16, 2022

The base setting for the human species is sociability to some degree. Even the most misanthropic or introverted of us are not meant to be completely cut off from all other people. In narrative terms, however, isolation can be a great way to test your character. It can also provide interesting back story or provide a setting or frame for a survival story. So what sort of tests can you set for your MC? How can you use isolation to explore characterisation or setting? Find out in this week's episode. Under the microscope this week: Castaway, The Martian, The Clan of the Cave Bear and many more.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic 

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