The Iron Giant


SYNOPSIS: "A boy makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy."  Synopsis source:

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Giant Metal Monster Falls to Earth

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Progress
Overall Story Issue: Security vs. Threat
Overall Story Problem: Effect
Overall Story Solution: Cause
Overall Story Symptom: Result
Overall Story Response: Process
Overall Story Catalyst: Fact
Overall Story Inhibitor: Skill
Overall Story Benchmark: Future
Overall Story Signpost 1: Past
Overall Story Signpost 2: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 3: Future
Overall Story Signpost 4: Present

Main Character Throughline

Hogarth Hughes

Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Doing
Main Character Issue: Enlightenment vs. Wisdom
Main Character Problem: Ending
Main Character Solution: Unending
Main Character Symptom: Result
Main Character Response: Process
Main Character Unique Ability: Wisdom
Main Character Critical Flaw: Security
Main Character Benchmark: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 1: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 2: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 3: Doing
Main Character Signpost 4: Learning

Influence Character Throughline

Iron Giant

Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Being
Influence Character Issue: Thought vs. Knowledge
Influence Character Problem: Effect
Influence Character Solution: Cause
Influence Character Symptom: Accurate
Influence Character Response: Non-Accurate
Influence Character Unique Ability: Knowledge
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Confidence
Influence Character Benchmark: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 2: Being
Influence Character Signpost 3: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Relationship Story Throughline


Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Preconscious
Relationship Story Issue: Confidence vs. Worry
Relationship Story Problem: Accurate
Relationship Story Solution: Non-Accurate
Relationship Story Symptom: Result
Relationship Story Response: Process
Relationship Story Catalyst: Value
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Ability
Relationship Story Benchmark: Subconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Memory
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Preconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Subconscious

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

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