Jun 23

korien_june23“Deus ex Machina” isn’t really English; it’s Latin! But we use it in English to describe stories in which a powerful force solves the protagonist’s problems. It means “god from the machine” and comes from Greek plays where a machine was used to allow an actor to play a god, who solved the protagonist’s problems. It’s usually considered bad story-telling—the protagonist should solve their own problems!



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