- Oct 8, 2006
Recent comments have made me a little curious. Thus, I have a related question. CatKnight and stnylan have pointed out that a concrete plot helps a story's characters stay connected. My question is this: what if there is no single plot that connects characters but only large themes? Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace jumps to mind as a story with no singular plot that unites everyone, if I recall it correctly. With that in mind, it seems like concepts can keep a story united as well as a common plot. For example, might two completely separated and unrelated characters telling stories about lost love be able to co-exist in the same narrative? I do hope someone can understand what I babbling about.