Winter’s Bone

Storyform

Synopsis: "An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact." (Source: IMDB.com)

Story Analysis: Dramatica Users Group

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Find out where Ree's father is.

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Learning
Overall Story Issue: Preconditions vs. Prerequisites
Overall Story Problem: Acceptance
Overall Story Solution: Non-Acceptance
Overall Story Symptom: Evaluation
Overall Story Response: Reevaluation
Overall Story Catalyst: Prerequisites
Overall Story Inhibitor: Attraction
Overall Story Benchmark: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 2: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 4: Learning

Main Character Throughline

Ree

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Present
Main Character Issue: Attempt vs. Work
Main Character Problem: Inaction
Main Character Solution: Protection
Main Character Symptom: Evaluation
Main Character Response: Reevaluation
Main Character Unique Ability: Work
Main Character Critical Flaw: Strategy
Main Character Benchmark: Past
Main Character Signpost 1: Progress
Main Character Signpost 2: Present
Main Character Signpost 3: Future
Main Character Signpost 4: Past

Influence Character Throughline

Teardrop

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Conscious
Influence Character Issue: Doubt vs. Investigation
Influence Character Problem: Acceptance
Influence Character Solution: Non-Acceptance
Influence Character Symptom: Deduction
Influence Character Response: Induction
Influence Character Unique Ability: Investigation
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Need
Influence Character Benchmark: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 1: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 2: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 4: Preconscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Estranged Kin

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Conceiving
Relationship Story Issue: Deficiency vs. Permission
Relationship Story Problem: Probability
Relationship Story Solution: Possibility
Relationship Story Symptom: Evaluation
Relationship Story Response: Reevaluation
Relationship Story Catalyst: Permission
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Appraisal
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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