Originally Posted by VydorScope
But that is the point, is it not? You can reduce most stories to something like "Dude kills other dude and goes to jail. The end."
Its all the other stuff that makes the story have flesh and life! Its the details that are in the world AROUND the story that make it seem immersive.
At least that is what I think.
Indeed. Another one is: boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl commit suicide. Sounds kinda dull, but Shakespeare fleshed it out into Romeo and Juliet.