On 2006-03-22, Sydney Freedberg wrote:
[bouncing up and down]Oh! Question! Question![/bouncing]
“When the resolution of one conflict of interest sparks a new conflict of interest, invariably there’s more at stake than there was originally.”
What about “escalating inwards”? I’m thinking of the second half of the Wizard of Earthsea books, or the standard superhero trope, where the heroes save the city/kingdom/world and then have to deal with their relationships and souls—which is arguably “more at stake,” from a certain perspective.