American History X

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Daniel changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

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

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Daniel prefers a mental solution to his problem.

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

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

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

Story Outcome: Failure
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is not achieved.

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

Overall Story Throughline

Battle Over Skinhead Rights in Venice Beach Area

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Issue: State of Being vs. Sense of Self
Overall Story Problem: Knowledge
Overall Story Solution: Thought
Overall Story Symptom: Inertia
Overall Story Response: Change
Overall Story Catalyst: Sense of Self
Overall Story Inhibitor: Instinct
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 4: Being

Main Character Throughline

Daniel

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Memory
Main Character Issue: Truth vs. Falsehood
Main Character Problem: Knowledge
Main Character Solution: Thought
Main Character Symptom: Actuality
Main Character Response: Perception
Main Character Unique Ability: Falsehood
Main Character Critical Flaw: Fate
Main Character Benchmark: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 2: Memory
Main Character Signpost 3: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Influence Character Throughline

Derek Vineyard

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Past
Influence Character Issue: Fate vs. Destiny
Influence Character Problem: Actuality
Influence Character Solution: Perception
Influence Character Symptom: Inertia
Influence Character Response: Change
Influence Character Unique Ability: Destiny
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Truth
Influence Character Benchmark: Present
Influence Character Signpost 1: Present
Influence Character Signpost 2: Past
Influence Character Signpost 3: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 4: Future

Relationship Story Throughline

Brother/Mentor Relationship

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Understanding
Relationship Story Issue: Instinct vs. Conditioning
Relationship Story Problem: Knowledge
Relationship Story Solution: Thought
Relationship Story Symptom: Ability
Relationship Story Response: Desire
Relationship Story Catalyst: Conditioning
Relationship Story Inhibitor: State of Being
Relationship Story Benchmark: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Consequence: Understanding
Overall Story Cost: Past
Overall Story Dividend: Memory
Overall Story Requirements: Conceiving
Overall Story Prerequisites: Learning
Overall Story Preconditions: Present
Overall Story Forewarnings: Conscious

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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