Everything Is Illuminated

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

Main Character Growth: Start
regarding Alex/Grandpa, the audience is waiting for something to start.

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Alex/Grandpa prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Alex/Grandpa 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
Alex/Grandpa ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Discovering One's Roots

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Past
Overall Story Issue: Fate vs. Destiny
Overall Story Problem: Knowledge
Overall Story Solution: Thought
Overall Story Symptom: Chaos
Overall Story Response: Order
Overall Story Catalyst: Prediction
Overall Story Inhibitor: Suspicion
Overall Story Benchmark: Present
Overall Story Signpost 1: Future
Overall Story Signpost 2: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 3: Present
Overall Story Signpost 4: Past

Main Character Throughline

Alex/Grandpa

Main Character Throughline: Psychology
Main Character Concern: Conceptualizing
Main Character Issue: State of Being vs. Sense of Self
Main Character Problem: Knowledge
Main Character Solution: Thought
Main Character Symptom: Change
Main Character Response: Inertia
Main Character Unique Ability: Situation
Main Character Critical Flaw: Interpretation
Main Character Benchmark: Conceiving
Main Character Signpost 1: Being
Main Character Signpost 2: Becoming
Main Character Signpost 3: Conceiving
Main Character Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Influence Character Throughline

Jonathan

Influence Character Throughline: Physics
Influence Character Concern: Understanding
Influence Character Issue: Instinct vs. Conditioning
Influence Character Problem: Equity
Influence Character Solution: Inequity
Influence Character Symptom: Chaos
Influence Character Response: Order
Influence Character Unique Ability: Senses
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Circumstances
Influence Character Benchmark: Learning
Influence Character Signpost 1: Understanding
Influence Character Signpost 2: Doing
Influence Character Signpost 3: Obtaining
Influence Character Signpost 4: Learning

Relationship Story Throughline

Recovering Jewishness

Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Memory
Relationship Story Issue: Truth vs. Falsehood
Relationship Story Problem: Inertia
Relationship Story Solution: Change
Relationship Story Symptom: Chaos
Relationship Story Response: Order
Relationship Story Catalyst: Evidence
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Interdiction
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Memory
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Preconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Subconscious

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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