The Hating Game is a romantic comedy that expertly portrays the “enemies to lovers” trope. The protagonist is Lucy, and the love interest is Josh — complete coincidence that three of the four examples have a character with that name! Rather than give you all the answers this time, I invite you to take a look at the movie trailer then complete the quiz to see if you can identify the inciting incident and the ways in which the essential components are evident.
Watch the trailer below.
Now take the quiz. You’ll be able to check your answers as you progress.
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How did you go? Did you pick which event in the trailer was the inciting incident? Could you see how each of the essential components were evident?
If you did, well done!
If not, don’t despair. The more you become familiar with the inciting incident as a plot point, the easier they will become to recognise in the books you read and in the movies you watch.
Let’s move on to your next task. 🙂
Is the inciting incident a “meet cute”?
Which of the following events in The Hating Game trailer do you think is the story’s inciting incident?
Why does the inciting incident surprise Lucy?
In what way does the incident interrupt Lucy’s status quo?
What problem does the inciting incident introduce that Lucy wants to resolve?
What stakes are involved for Lucy? In what way does the event have the potential to change her life?
What urgency surrounds the event?
Tick, tock! 😉