I can't remember now, but I think there are only supposed to be thirty-four unique plots for storytelling. Supposedly EVERYTHING we read that has a storyline must be based off of one of these plot lines. I've never made up my mind if I believe that or not, but I do know that key cliches return again and again and again. It's supposedly how you utilize them that matters.
So, yeah, not only would it probably kill a work if you removed everything with a hint of repetitive familiarity but would probably turn out to be incomprehensible as well. Come to think of it, I have definitely read works with pretty much that problem plaguing them. The writer/artist struggled for such fresh originality that chaos resulted.
Then you have any one of the Star Wars movies in which every possible action adventure, romance cliche was lovingly recreated and explored in mind-numbing depth. The funny thing, though, is that the damn stuff still worked its magic on the viewers, myself included.
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sterotypes and cliches
Bohemian at 5:04PM, Sept. 30, 2007
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mlai at 6:51PM, Sept. 30, 2007
Then you have any one of the Star Wars movies in which
Don't say "any one of."
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