Doctor Zhivago

Storyform

Synopsis:  "The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution." (Source: IMDB.com)

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

Main Character Growth: Start
regarding Yuri Zhivago, the audience is waiting for something to start.

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Yuri Zhivago 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: Bad
Yuri Zhivago ultimately fails in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Learning to Live in the New Russia

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Learning
Overall Story Issue: Strategy vs. Analysis
Overall Story Problem: Inaction
Overall Story Solution: Protection
Overall Story Symptom: Reaction
Overall Story Response: Proaction
Overall Story Catalyst: Analysis
Overall Story Inhibitor: Need
Overall Story Benchmark: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 1: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 2: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 4: Doing

Main Character Throughline

Yuri Zhivago

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Conscious
Main Character Issue: Appraisal vs. Reappraisal
Main Character Problem: Inaction
Main Character Solution: Protection
Main Character Symptom: Possibility
Main Character Response: Probability
Main Character Unique Ability: Reappraisal
Main Character Critical Flaw: Attraction
Main Character Benchmark: Memory
Main Character Signpost 1: Memory
Main Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Influence Character Throughline

Lara

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Present
Influence Character Issue: Attraction vs. Repulsion
Influence Character Problem: Acceptance
Influence Character Solution: Non-Acceptance
Influence Character Symptom: Reaction
Influence Character Response: Proaction
Influence Character Unique Ability: Repulsion
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Appraisal
Influence Character Benchmark: Past
Influence Character Signpost 1: Future
Influence Character Signpost 2: Past
Influence Character Signpost 3: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 4: Present

Relationship Story Throughline

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Conceiving
Relationship Story Issue: Need vs. Expediency
Relationship Story Problem: Inaction
Relationship Story Solution: Protection
Relationship Story Symptom: Production
Relationship Story Response: Reduction
Relationship Story Catalyst: Expediency
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Strategy
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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