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Extending Counterpoint – Act Two


As with the message issue, your readers’ assessment of the counterpoint's value is determined by repeated exposure.  In act two, you might choose to simply re-affirm the value the counterpoint had in act one.  Or, you could contrast that value or double up to raise it to the next level.


Consider what you have already done on the message issue side of the equation.  You are not only concerned with the counterpoint by itself, but what its ultimate relative value is when compared to the message issue.


Although showing both the good and bad aspects of each side of the emotional argument helps create a subtle statement, you need to be careful not to become so subtle that you say nothing at all.


So make each illustration of your counterpoint clearly, and let the subtlety come from contrasting exposures, rather than a series of unclear examples.


From the illustrations and scenarios you have already developed in the Exposition Stage, select for act two the instances that will contribute to your thematic counterpoint and give it additional depth and meaning.