Mister Roberts

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Mister Roberts 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
Mister Roberts ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Surviving on the "Bucket"

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Being
Overall Story Issue: Ability vs. Desire
Overall Story Problem: Accurate
Overall Story Solution: Non-Accurate
Overall Story Symptom: Cause
Overall Story Response: Effect
Overall Story Catalyst: Desire
Overall Story Inhibitor: Worth
Overall Story Benchmark: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Being
Overall Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Main Character Throughline

Mister Roberts

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Progress
Main Character Issue: Security vs. Threat
Main Character Problem: Result
Main Character Solution: Process
Main Character Symptom: Cause
Main Character Response: Effect
Main Character Unique Ability: Threat
Main Character Critical Flaw: Enlightenment
Main Character Benchmark: Future
Main Character Signpost 1: Progress
Main Character Signpost 2: Present
Main Character Signpost 3: Future
Main Character Signpost 4: Past

Influence Character Throughline

Ensign Pulver

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Preconscious
Influence Character Issue: Confidence vs. Worry
Influence Character Problem: Accurate
Influence Character Solution: Non-Accurate
Influence Character Symptom: Process
Influence Character Response: Result
Influence Character Unique Ability: Worry
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Thought
Influence Character Benchmark: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Making an Officer

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Doing
Relationship Story Issue: Skill vs. Experience
Relationship Story Problem: Trust
Relationship Story Solution: Test
Relationship Story Symptom: Cause
Relationship Story Response: Effect
Relationship Story Catalyst: Experience
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Fantasy
Relationship Story Benchmark: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Obtaining

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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