Why is it important in giving your characters a Moral Dilemma?
Let’s first look at what a moral dilemma is in your novel.
Moral dilemmas is a type of conflict that challenges your character purpose or goal. They’re usually at odds with their own actions or decisions that they make in the story thus sets up an internal conflict which cannot be fixed .
There is 2 main types OR components of dilemmas.
Obligation : basically meaning give your character their own moral code and opposing convictions and if they break it they just have to face that dilemma where they are forced to choose. Sometimes it’s basically where characters are told not do a certain action but does it anyway and disobeys .
Faith: Where the characters have to make a decision based on their faith or go against their faith . Also it can be added where the character is faced with something that. They deem immoral .
In my work in progress novel During the Blue Hour my characters face many moral Dilemmas where they must make very snap decisions based on the dilemmas. To let you know something. Those decisions that they end up making in my story has very high consequences which bring plenty of conflict .
And as we know Conflict is very important in a novel .
Moral Dilemmas + making decisions= Intriguing conflict.
By using this formula for your characters you can guarantee turning pages from your readers . Readers can’t resist wanting to know when characters are facing tough choices.
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