“Ambivalence survives the dilemma.” — Esther de Jong, 14th March 2015, Utrecht (NL)
Often we see characters in great pain when they face a dilemma. This is usually a beautiful thing. When finally having made a decision, the scene tends to end. Even a whole story quickly comes to a conclusion afterwards.
Yet, the emotions can get even bigger after the dilemma is decided upon, but this is hardly ever played out. After any decision you make, feelings like doubt and sadness can linger for a long time, affecting the future of the character.
It’s fun to play with ambivalence!