People from West Allis are often perceived as underdogs.
- "The underdog plot is a form of rivalry plot...in the underdog plot, the strengths aren't equally matched. The protagonist is at a disadvantage and is faced with overwhelming odds." "This plot is near and dear to our hearts because it represents the ability of the one over the many, the small over the large, the weak over the powerful, the 'stupid' over the 'smart.'" "If you want your reader to feel empathy for your protagonist, make sure that her emotional and/or intellectual plane is equal to or lower than the reader's. ..."http://www.mit.edu/~mbarker/exercises/exer970523.txt
- The underdog plot is similar to rivalry, but where one person (usually the hero) has less advantage and might normally be expected to lose. The underdog usually wins through greater tenacity and determination (and perhaps with the help of friendly others). http://changingminds.org/disciplines/storytelling/plots/tobias_plots.htm
- Plot involves a Protagonist competing for an object or goal that is at a great disadvantage and is faced with overwhelming odds.http://www.tennscreen.com/plots.htm