The Lion in Winter

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Vying for Heir

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Issue: Sense of Self vs. State of Being
Overall Story Problem: Desire
Overall Story Solution: Ability
Overall Story Symptom: Speculation
Overall Story Response: Projection
Overall Story Catalyst: Circumstances
Overall Story Inhibitor: Senses
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 1: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 2: Being
Overall Story Signpost 3: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Main Character Throughline

Henry

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Memory
Main Character Issue: Evidence vs. Suspicion
Main Character Problem: Desire
Main Character Solution: Ability
Main Character Symptom: Self-Aware
Main Character Response: Aware
Main Character Unique Ability: Suspicion
Main Character Critical Flaw: Prediction
Main Character Benchmark: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 2: Memory
Main Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Influence Character Throughline

Eleanor

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Past
Influence Character Issue: Prediction vs. Interdiction
Influence Character Problem: Self-Aware
Influence Character Solution: Aware
Influence Character Symptom: Speculation
Influence Character Response: Projection
Influence Character Unique Ability: Interdiction
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Evidence
Influence Character Benchmark: Present
Influence Character Signpost 1: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 2: Future
Influence Character Signpost 3: Present
Influence Character Signpost 4: Past

Relationship Story Throughline

Battling Married Couple

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Understanding
Relationship Story Issue: Conditioning vs. Instinct
Relationship Story Problem: Desire
Relationship Story Solution: Ability
Relationship Story Symptom: Thought
Relationship Story Response: Knowledge
Relationship Story Catalyst: Interpretation
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Situation
Relationship Story Benchmark: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Doing

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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