So I've reached a point in the story where the development of my character has reached an intersection. It can go a number of ways but I am finding hard to properly develope his motivation for advancing in the story. The vision for the character that I have thus far involves a dark past. Some event caused his life to change forever and now he must decide to ( insert plot progression here). I've personally been a fan of revenge/redemption stories, but I also feel them to be rather cliché. A good number of movies and stories these days subscribe to these as a means of adding depth to a character, but would another revenge or redemption story really be worth reading? Would a combination of the both be as dull? ( redemption in revenge). If you would humor me; I would like to here opinions on the subject. Do you see yourself attracted to stories where the character is driven by revenge or redemption? Or perhaps would you be interested in something different? Any and all help regarding this matter would be greatly appreciated.