SYNOPSIS: "Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six-foot rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Elwood P. Dowd maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

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

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Elwood P. Dowd prefers a mental solution to his problem.

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

Overall Story Throughline

Committing Uncle Elwood

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

Main Character Throughline

Elwood P. Dowd

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Subconscious
Main Character Issue: Dream vs. Hope
Main Character Problem: Oppose
Main Character Solution: Support
Main Character Symptom: Disbelief
Main Character Response: Faith
Main Character Unique Ability: Denial
Main Character Critical Flaw: Responsibility
Main Character Benchmark: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 2: Memory
Main Character Signpost 3: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Subconscious

Influence Character Throughline

Veta Louise Simmons

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Future
Influence Character Issue: Choice vs. Delay
Influence Character Problem: Avoid
Influence Character Solution: Pursuit
Influence Character Symptom: Oppose
Influence Character Response: Support
Influence Character Unique Ability: Preconception
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Morality
Influence Character Benchmark: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 1: Past
Influence Character Signpost 2: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 3: Future
Influence Character Signpost 4: Present

Relationship Story Throughline

Sibling Dependencies

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

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Becoming
Overall Story Consequence: Obtaining
Overall Story Cost: Future
Overall Story Dividend: Subconscious
Overall Story Requirements: Being
Overall Story Prerequisites: Doing
Overall Story Preconditions: Progress
Overall Story Forewarnings: Preconscious

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics


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