Ip Man / Yip Man (2008) Story, Screenwriting Structure

Reader Question:
If all stories have transformation, then where is it in Ip Man? Because he starts off a martial-arts master and ends a martial-arts master.

In this story, one transformation (or arc) is the gradual letting go of the hero's initial limitations. For example, at the beginning, the hero doesn't want to teach. Later he does that.

You can also look for reversal in the other characters. For example, the wife begins as an interdictor and becomes an enabler / comes to insight at the end, when she is about to lose her husband.

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