The Wedding Banquet

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Becoming Grandparents

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

Main Character Throughline

Wai Tung

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Subconscious
Main Character Issue: Denial vs. Closure
Main Character Problem: Temptation
Main Character Solution: Conscience
Main Character Symptom: Hinder
Main Character Response: Help
Main Character Unique Ability: Denial
Main Character Critical Flaw: Openness
Main Character Benchmark: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 2: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Memory

Influence Character Throughline

Wei-Wei

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

Relationship Story Throughline

Getting Married

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Obtaining
Relationship Story Issue: Morality vs. Ability
Relationship Story Problem: Avoid
Relationship Story Solution: Pursuit
Relationship Story Symptom: Uncontrolled
Relationship Story Response: Control
Relationship Story Catalyst: Attitude
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Rationalization
Relationship Story Benchmark: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Learning
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: Being
Overall Story Prerequisites: Doing
Overall Story Preconditions: Progress
Overall Story Forewarnings: Preconscious

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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