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SYNOPSIS: "Sybylla, a headstrong girl growing up in early 20th century Australia, has the opportunity of marriage to a wealthy young man whom she loves, but rejects it in order to maintain her independence, preferring to take a job as governess/housekeeper to the family of an illiterate neighbor to whom her father owes money."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Sybylla Melvyn prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Sybylla Melvyn 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: Failure
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is not achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Sybylla Melvyn ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

What to Do with Sybylla?

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: Responsibility
Overall Story Inhibitor: Denial
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Being
Overall Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Main Character Throughline

Sybylla Melvyn

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: Dream
Main Character Critical Flaw: Obligation
Main Character Benchmark: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 2: Memory
Main Character Signpost 3: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Subconscious

Influence Character Throughline

Harry Beecham

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: Choice
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Attitude
Influence Character Benchmark: Present
Influence Character Signpost 1: Past
Influence Character Signpost 2: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 3: Future
Influence Character Signpost 4: Present

Relationship Story Throughline

To Marry or Not To Marry?

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Obtaining
Relationship Story Issue: Ability vs. Morality
Relationship Story Problem: Avoid
Relationship Story Solution: Pursuit
Relationship Story Symptom: Uncontrolled
Relationship Story Response: Control
Relationship Story Catalyst: Morality
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Preconception
Relationship Story Benchmark: Learning
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: Conceiving
Overall Story Prerequisites: Learning
Overall Story Preconditions: Present
Overall Story Forewarnings: Conscious

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