I don't know what the goal of my story is
My story is set mainly in the present. A group of people have taken over the world billion years ago and our current world is their simulation just to fulfill their research needs. Each single person's life is an experiment and the determinism in our lives is them interfering indirectly with our lives to see what our reaction is (again to make conclusions of their research). Their goal is omniscience and omnipotence, mind you they have supreme members (like what lucy becomes at the end of the lucy movie (2014) but still a bit away from omniscient. In addition, their compound consists of two groups: religious and those who value knowledge before anything. The latter reigns but they try to respect and cooperate with the religious group (although not giving them any power) because the religious group is protective of the compound's identity and does the daily things to serve the scientists.
Another thing to mention, these people are either asexual or forbid any sexual reproduction as they think it's too inferior for a member to commit, or a mere distraction. Therefore they either create their members from zero ( consumes too much energy therefore not carried out much) or choose special test subjects and drag them out of their simulation life ( our life), training them to be a member. If the members fail, they are either returned to their simulation world (which most refuse to do because now that they know the truth it's painful to give up their knowledge and go back to the mortal prison) or are put into a cryogenic sleep which they will rarely wake up from, their justification is natural selection, only the best should survive.
My main character is the narrator, a normal human in our world, she doesn't have any special goals but it's more like she's dragged into this! The compound chooses her and she becomes a member, fighting to stay on the line.
But my protagonist or better to say anti-hero is a nearly-supreme member, struggling to become a fully omniscient one and on the way she falls in love with another member (So does he), but never admits it and tries to discard it because it's just a distraction. She is extremely ambitious and nearly gets
eliminated in an experiment, trying to link all the possibilities together (linking all possible worlds) but after being presumed dead she later returns with much more power, now considering her lover a serious rival, and in the end she becomes the first fully omniscient member. But I don't know how to link these two characters (main character and protagonist and what the point of my story is.) And should my story be comi-tragedy, meaning this omniscience that she gained was a bad thing?
I've learned so much from this website, and you people have created a better world by inspiring people, so thanks a billion and have a nice day!All the best.Answer:
You mention that your protagonist has the goal of omniscience, and also that this seems to be the goal of most of the members of this group. So it sounds like that is your story goal.
What you need to decide is what terrible consequence will result if that goal is not achieved. That will give your story some drive.
Your main character should ideally be someone whose choice brings about the outcome of the story. It helps if she is uniquely qualified to do make this choice, perhaps because she brings a different approach to the group
Love and the denial of love also seem to be issues.
So here's one suggestion...
Perhaps your main character is someone who understands and believes in love. I would suggest she is a steadfast character. By that I mean, though pressured to change her attitude, she ultimately chooses not to change.
Your protagonist and her lover seem destined to go to war. I would suggest the conflict between the two, as well as the conflict between the religious and the scientific factions, threaten to bring about disaster for the universe.
Because your main character chooses not to abandon her belief in love, she can at the crucial moment influence the protagonist and rival to let love heal their differences and the rift within the community. Omniscience may turn out to be not something an individual can achieve, but something that can only be achieved by two people or a group working in harmony.
That would be a happy ending (success/good).
Of course, that's just one possibility.
Best of luck.