The Babadook


Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Amelia changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Mother and child haunted by "boogeyman"

Overall Story Throughline: Mind
Overall Story Concern: Memory
Overall Story Issue: Evidence vs. Suspicion
Overall Story Problem: Desire
Overall Story Solution: Ability
Overall Story Symptom: Aware
Overall Story Response: Self-Aware
Overall Story Catalyst: Suspicion
Overall Story Inhibitor: Prediction
Overall Story Benchmark: Conscious
Overall Story Signpost 1: Memory
Overall Story Signpost 2: Subconscious
Overall Story Signpost 3: Preconscious
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conscious

Main Character Throughline


Main Character Throughline: Psychology
Main Character Concern: Conceptualizing
Main Character Issue: Sense of Self vs. State of Being
Main Character Problem: Desire
Main Character Solution: Ability
Main Character Symptom: Speculation
Main Character Response: Projection
Main Character Unique Ability: Circumstances
Main Character Critical Flaw: Senses
Main Character Benchmark: Conceiving
Main Character Signpost 1: Being
Main Character Signpost 2: Becoming
Main Character Signpost 3: Conceiving
Main Character Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Influence Character Throughline


Influence Character Throughline: Physics
Influence Character Concern: Understanding
Influence Character Issue: Conditioning vs. Instinct
Influence Character Problem: Perception
Influence Character Solution: Actuality
Influence Character Symptom: Self-Aware
Influence Character Response: Aware
Influence Character Unique Ability: Interpretation
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Situation
Influence Character Benchmark: Learning
Influence Character Signpost 1: Understanding
Influence Character Signpost 2: Obtaining
Influence Character Signpost 3: Learning
Influence Character Signpost 4: Doing

Relationship Story Throughline


Relationship Story Throughline: Universe
Relationship Story Concern: Past
Relationship Story Issue: Prediction vs. Interdiction
Relationship Story Problem: Speculation
Relationship Story Solution: Projection
Relationship Story Symptom: Self-Aware
Relationship Story Response: Aware
Relationship Story Catalyst: Interdiction
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Evidence
Relationship Story Benchmark: Present
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Progress
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Future
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Present

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics


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