Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et La Bête)

Storyform for the 1946 Version

SYNOPSIS: "Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead, unaware her captor to be an enchanted prince."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Belle uses holistic 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
Belle ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

The Quest for Possessions

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Obtaining
Overall Story Issue: Self-Interest vs. Morality
Overall Story Problem: Control
Overall Story Solution: Uncontrolled
Overall Story Symptom: Pursuit
Overall Story Response: Avoid
Overall Story Catalyst: Morality
Overall Story Inhibitor: Commitment
Overall Story Benchmark: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 1: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 2: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Main Character Throughline

Belle

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Future
Main Character Issue: Preconception vs. Openness
Main Character Problem: Control
Main Character Solution: Uncontrolled
Main Character Symptom: Help
Main Character Response: Hinder
Main Character Unique Ability: Choice
Main Character Critical Flaw: Hope
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

Beast

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Subconscious
Influence Character Issue: Denial vs. Closure
Influence Character Problem: Consider
Influence Character Solution: Reconsider
Influence Character Symptom: Pursuit
Influence Character Response: Avoid
Influence Character Unique Ability: Dream
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Delay
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

Beauty and the Beast

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Commitment vs. Responsibility
Relationship Story Problem: Faith
Relationship Story Solution: Disbelief
Relationship Story Symptom: Pursuit
Relationship Story Response: Avoid
Relationship Story Catalyst: Responsibility
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Self-Interest
Relationship Story Benchmark: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Becoming

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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