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    My character is in a war, and his team is killed. It is just him. I was going to make him grow through writing in a diary, showing fear and emotion, and overcoming, but just wondering if there are better ways of handling it?

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    Perhaps you could include flashbacks that show him with other people in his life, and experiences that brought him to where he is. That could help to illustrate his strengths, weaknesses, and personality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mara View Post
    Perhaps you could include flashbacks that show him with other people in his life, and experiences that brought him to where he is. That could help to illustrate his strengths, weaknesses, and personality.


    Greetings, El D!

    Reading your question, this seminal sequence came immediately to mind. Watch without sound to inspire creative solutions for this challenge. Good luck and hope it's helpful!


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    One thing that I think works well is just using the environment to establish the core traits of his character. For example, if he's a coward, then the sight of his dead friends and fellow soldiers could make him feel guilt for being the last alive, or he might be indifferent, growing to realise the implications of death as the film goes on and more and more war-torn setpieces are shown. These are only examples - this kind of storytelling can be effective when done right, and the best part is you don't even need any other characters or dialogue. Perfect for a 'last man on Earth' type scenario.


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