I understand that fight scenes need to have a purpose in the story. However, there is a point that a fight scene becomes so violent that it just becomes gratuitous. Assuming a fight scene is relevant to the story, what is the point that it just becomes gratuitous violence? I’m currently on a draft of a fight scene whose brutal violence is necessary to the story. For your information, the story is in the young adult genre. I’m curious as to what your opinions are. Thanks.