Dogma

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Prevent the Uncreation of the World

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Obtaining
Overall Story Issue: Morality vs. Ability
Overall Story Problem: Disbelief
Overall Story Solution: Faith
Overall Story Symptom: Temptation
Overall Story Response: Conscience
Overall Story Catalyst: Approach
Overall Story Inhibitor: Obligation
Overall Story Benchmark: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 1: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 3: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Main Character Throughline

Bethany

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Future
Main Character Issue: Openness vs. Preconception
Main Character Problem: Disbelief
Main Character Solution: Faith
Main Character Symptom: Reconsider
Main Character Response: Consider
Main Character Unique Ability: Openness
Main Character Critical Flaw: Denial
Main Character Benchmark: Present
Main Character Signpost 1: Present
Main Character Signpost 2: Progress
Main Character Signpost 3: Future
Main Character Signpost 4: Past

Influence Character Throughline

God

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Subconscious
Influence Character Issue: Closure vs. Denial
Influence Character Problem: Hinder
Influence Character Solution: Help
Influence Character Symptom: Temptation
Influence Character Response: Conscience
Influence Character Unique Ability: Closure
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Preconception
Influence Character Benchmark: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Make Me A Believer

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Responsibility vs. Commitment
Relationship Story Problem: Uncontrolled
Relationship Story Solution: Control
Relationship Story Symptom: Temptation
Relationship Story Response: Conscience
Relationship Story Catalyst: Rationalization
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Attitude
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceiving
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: Obtaining
Overall Story Consequence: Becoming
Overall Story Cost: Subconscious
Overall Story Dividend: Future
Overall Story Requirements: Learning
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conceiving
Overall Story Preconditions: Conscious
Overall Story Forewarnings: Present

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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