Antz

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Z 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: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

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

Overall Story Throughline

Battle Over Social Castes in an Ant Colony

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Present
Overall Story Issue: Attraction vs. Repulsion
Overall Story Problem: Acceptance
Overall Story Solution: Non-Acceptance
Overall Story Symptom: Proaction
Overall Story Response: Reaction
Overall Story Catalyst: Work
Overall Story Inhibitor: Doubt
Overall Story Benchmark: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 1: Past
Overall Story Signpost 2: Future
Overall Story Signpost 3: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 4: Present

Main Character Throughline

Z

Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Learning
Main Character Issue: Preconditions vs. Prerequisites
Main Character Problem: Acceptance
Main Character Solution: Non-Acceptance
Main Character Symptom: Evaluation
Main Character Response: Reevaluation
Main Character Unique Ability: Prerequisites
Main Character Critical Flaw: Deficiency
Main Character Benchmark: Doing
Main Character Signpost 1: Doing
Main Character Signpost 2: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 3: Learning
Main Character Signpost 4: Understanding

Influence Character Throughline

Nala

Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Conceiving
Influence Character Issue: Deficiency vs. Permission
Influence Character Problem: Deduction
Influence Character Solution: Induction
Influence Character Symptom: Proaction
Influence Character Response: Reaction
Influence Character Unique Ability: Permission
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Preconditions
Influence Character Benchmark: Being
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 2: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 3: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Signpost 4: Being

Relationship Story Throughline

Princessāˆž2Worker Romance

Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Conscious
Relationship Story Issue: Appraisal vs. Reappraisal
Relationship Story Problem: Certainty
Relationship Story Solution: Potentiality
Relationship Story Symptom: Proaction
Relationship Story Response: Reaction
Relationship Story Catalyst: Investigation
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Attempt
Relationship Story Benchmark: Preconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Preconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Subconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Memory

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Present
Overall Story Consequence: Conscious
Overall Story Cost: Conceiving
Overall Story Dividend: Learning
Overall Story Requirements: Progress
Overall Story Prerequisites: Preconscious
Overall Story Preconditions: Being
Overall Story Forewarnings: Doing

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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