Like Water for Chocolate ("Como agua para chocolate")

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "In a forgotten Mexico Tita and Pedro fall in love, but are forbidden to marry. Mama Elena sees Tita's role as her caretaker for life - no youngest daughter has ever married and her daughter will not be the first to break tradition. Tita's heart breaks when her mother instead offers to Pedro her other daughter, and he accepts. Now they live in the same house, and Mama Elena cannot forbid their love as she did their marriage."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Family Tradition

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Becoming
Overall Story Issue: Obligation vs. Rationalization
Overall Story Problem: Logic
Overall Story Solution: Feeling
Overall Story Symptom: Hinder
Overall Story Response: Help
Overall Story Catalyst: Commitment
Overall Story Inhibitor: Closure
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

Tita

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Future
Main Character Issue: Preconception vs. Openness
Main Character Problem: Control
Main Character Solution: Uncontrolled
Main Character Symptom: Hinder
Main Character Response: Help
Main Character Unique Ability: Delay
Main Character Critical Flaw: Approach
Main Character Benchmark: Progress
Main Character Signpost 1: Progress
Main Character Signpost 2: Present
Main Character Signpost 3: Future
Main Character Signpost 4: Past

Influence Character Throughline

Pedro

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Subconscious
Influence Character Issue: Denial vs. Closure
Influence Character Problem: Logic
Influence Character Solution: Feeling
Influence Character Symptom: Uncontrolled
Influence Character Response: Control
Influence Character Unique Ability: Hope
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Rationalization
Influence Character Benchmark: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Landing Your True Love

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Obtaining
Relationship Story Issue: Attitude vs. Approach
Relationship Story Problem: Support
Relationship Story Solution: Oppose
Relationship Story Symptom: Hinder
Relationship Story Response: Help
Relationship Story Catalyst: Self-Interest
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Openness
Relationship Story Benchmark: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Learning

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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