Inherit The Wind


SYNOPSIS: "Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution."  Synopsis source:

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Henry Drummond 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: Good
Henry Drummond ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Monkey Trial

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: Order
Overall Story Response: Chaos
Overall Story Catalyst: Prediction
Overall Story Inhibitor: Suspicion
Overall Story Benchmark: Present
Overall Story Signpost 1: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 2: Future
Overall Story Signpost 3: Past
Overall Story Signpost 4: Present

Main Character Throughline

Henry Drummond

Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Understanding
Main Character Issue: Instinct vs. Conditioning
Main Character Problem: Knowledge
Main Character Solution: Thought
Main Character Symptom: Ability
Main Character Response: Desire
Main Character Unique Ability: Senses
Main Character Critical Flaw: Circumstances
Main Character Benchmark: Learning
Main Character Signpost 1: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 2: Doing
Main Character Signpost 3: Learning
Main Character Signpost 4: Obtaining

Influence Character Throughline

Matt Brady

Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Issue: State of Being vs. Sense of Self
Influence Character Problem: Actuality
Influence Character Solution: Perception
Influence Character Symptom: Order
Influence Character Response: Chaos
Influence Character Unique Ability: Situation
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Interpretation
Influence Character Benchmark: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 1: Being
Influence Character Signpost 2: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 3: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Relationship Story Throughline

Professional Adversaries

Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Memory
Relationship Story Issue: Truth vs. Falsehood
Relationship Story Problem: Knowledge
Relationship Story Solution: Thought
Relationship Story Symptom: Actuality
Relationship Story Response: Perception
Relationship Story Catalyst: Evidence
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Interdiction
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Subconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Memory
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Preconscious

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

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