Shrek

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, an ogre agrees to rescue a princess for a villainous lord in order to get his land back."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Farquaad's Scheming to be King

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Obtaining
Overall Story Issue: Self-Interest vs. Morality
Overall Story Problem: Avoid
Overall Story Solution: Pursuit
Overall Story Symptom: Uncontrolled
Overall Story Response: Control
Overall Story Catalyst: Approach
Overall Story Inhibitor: Delay
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

Shrek

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

Influence Character Throughline

Fiona (and a bit of Donkey)

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Subconscious
Influence Character Issue: Denial vs. Closure
Influence Character Problem: Avoid
Influence Character Solution: Pursuit
Influence Character Symptom: Reconsider
Influence Character Response: Consider
Influence Character Unique Ability: Closure
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Commitment
Influence Character Benchmark: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 1: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Memory

Relationship Story Throughline

The Princess and the Ogre

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Commitment vs. Responsibility
Relationship Story Problem: Temptation
Relationship Story Solution: Conscience
Relationship Story Symptom: Uncontrolled
Relationship Story Response: Control
Relationship Story Catalyst: Rationalization
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Hope
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Obtaining
Overall Story Consequence: Becoming
Overall Story Cost: Subconscious
Overall Story Dividend: Future
Overall Story Requirements: Understanding
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Preconditions: Memory
Overall Story Forewarnings: Past

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Dynamic Act Schematics

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