Nathan Bransford writes:
Storytelling is all about reversals, and we humans are drawn to them like crazies to the Bachelor house.
Tatooine farmboys became intergalactic heroes. Greek kings accidentally marry their mother and fall from grace. And in real life, we are totally gripped by famous people falling flat on their face at the same time that we love a good comeback story.
A stuttering fugitive leads a nation out of captivity. A shepherd boy becomes king. A carpenter is the Son of God.
Yup, reversals work.