Trying to find the hidden meaning in something, like why Western Days?
- "A riddle is a deliberately enigmatic or ambiguous question." The answer should have both surprise and cleverness. This has evolved into the mystery. "A challenge to the reader to solve the problem." - http://www.mit.edu/~mbarker/exercises/exer970425.txt
- The riddle plot entertains the audience and challenges them to find the solution before the hero, who steadily and carefully uncovers clues and hence the final solution. The story may also be spiced up with terrible consequences if the riddle is not solved in time. - http://changingminds.org/disciplines/storytelling/plots/tobias_plots.htm
- plot involves the Protagonist's search for clues to find the hidden meaning of something in question that is deliberately enigmatic or ambiguous. - http://www.tennscreen.com/plots.htm