restrictions imposed on the effort to reach the goal

When meeting the requirement is made contingent upon some non-essential restriction, the extra baggage is referred to as Preconditions. Depending upon the nature of the Preconditions and the nature of a character, it may turn out that although the prerequisites will achieve the goal, the goal itself is improper and only the Preconditions can actually solve the problem. Misplaced emphasis is a common thematic exploration.