Bridget Jones’s Diary


SYNOPSIS: "A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary."  Synopsis source:

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Singletons vs. Smug Marrieds

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Future
Overall Story Issue: Choice vs. Delay
Overall Story Problem: Temptation
Overall Story Solution: Conscience
Overall Story Symptom: Feeling
Overall Story Response: Logic
Overall Story Catalyst: Openness
Overall Story Inhibitor: Denial
Overall Story Benchmark: Present
Overall Story Signpost 1: Present
Overall Story Signpost 2: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 3: Past
Overall Story Signpost 4: Future

Main Character Throughline

Bridget Jones

Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Obtaining
Main Character Issue: Morality vs. Self-Interest
Main Character Problem: Temptation
Main Character Solution: Conscience
Main Character Symptom: Disbelief
Main Character Response: Faith
Main Character Unique Ability: Approach
Main Character Critical Flaw: Obligation
Main Character Benchmark: Learning
Main Character Signpost 1: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 2: Doing
Main Character Signpost 3: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 4: Learning

Influence Character Throughline

Mark Darcy

Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Becoming
Influence Character Issue: Responsibility vs. Commitment
Influence Character Problem: Hinder
Influence Character Solution: Help
Influence Character Symptom: Feeling
Influence Character Response: Logic
Influence Character Unique Ability: Rationalization
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Attitude
Influence Character Benchmark: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Signpost 2: Being
Influence Character Signpost 3: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conceiving

Relationship Story Throughline

Pride and Prejudice

Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Subconscious
Relationship Story Issue: Dream vs. Hope
Relationship Story Problem: Uncontrolled
Relationship Story Solution: Control
Relationship Story Symptom: Feeling
Relationship Story Response: Logic
Relationship Story Catalyst: Closure
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Preconception
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Memory
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Preconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Subconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conscious

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Future
Overall Story Consequence: Subconscious
Overall Story Cost: Becoming
Overall Story Dividend: Obtaining
Overall Story Requirements: Present
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conscious
Overall Story Preconditions: Conceiving
Overall Story Forewarnings: Learning

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