Akeelah and the Bee

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Akeelah Anderson maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Stop
regarding Akeelah Anderson, the audience is waiting for something to stop.

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Akeelah Anderson prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Akeelah Anderson uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Decision
In terms of the overall plot, decisions force actions to be taken.

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Akeelah Anderson ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Winning the National Spelling Bee

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Obtaining
Overall Story Issue: Morality vs. Ability
Overall Story Problem: Disbelief
Overall Story Solution: Faith
Overall Story Symptom: Temptation
Overall Story Response: Conscience
Overall Story Catalyst: Ability
Overall Story Inhibitor: Openness
Overall Story Benchmark: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 2: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 3: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Learning

Main Character Throughline

Akeelah Anderson

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Future
Main Character Issue: Choice vs. Delay
Main Character Problem: Feeling
Main Character Solution: Logic
Main Character Symptom: Temptation
Main Character Response: Conscience
Main Character Unique Ability: Delay
Main Character Critical Flaw: Approach
Main Character Benchmark: Progress
Main Character Signpost 1: Past
Main Character Signpost 2: Progress
Main Character Signpost 3: Future
Main Character Signpost 4: Present

Influence Character Throughline

Dr. Larabee Others

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Subconscious
Influence Character Issue: Dream vs. Hope
Influence Character Problem: Disbelief
Influence Character Solution: Faith
Influence Character Symptom: Oppose
Influence Character Response: Support
Influence Character Unique Ability: Hope
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Rationalization
Influence Character Benchmark: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Breaking Down Preconceptions

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Responsibility vs. Commitment
Relationship Story Problem: Uncontrolled
Relationship Story Solution: Control
Relationship Story Symptom: Temptation
Relationship Story Response: Conscience
Relationship Story Catalyst: Commitment
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Closure
Relationship Story Benchmark: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Obtaining
Overall Story Consequence: Becoming
Overall Story Cost: Subconscious
Overall Story Dividend: Future
Overall Story Requirements: Doing
Overall Story Prerequisites: Being
Overall Story Preconditions: Preconscious
Overall Story Forewarnings: Progress

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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