Think / Pro: Aristotle’s 5 Essentials
Aristotle, the famous Greek philosopher, has 5 Essentials for every story.
Now, when he claimed these 5 make for great literature, he was looking at famous dramas of ancient Greece. And he was right.
These 5 Essentials are revelatory for characters. While we can view the 5 as plot elements, they are actually plot requirements that open up the characters to the audience.