Chekhov's Gun

“Remove everything that has no relevance to the story. If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it's not going to be fired, it shouldn't be hanging there.” - Anton Chekhov

I believe this to be true not only in theater, but in design. 

 

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