The Wizard of Oz

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

Main Character Growth: Start
regarding Dorothy Gale, the audience is waiting for something to start.

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Finding One's Heart's Desire

Overall Story Throughline: Mind
Overall Story Concern: Subconscious
Overall Story Issue: Dream vs. Hope
Overall Story Problem: Disbelief
Overall Story Solution: Faith
Overall Story Symptom: Support
Overall Story Response: Oppose
Overall Story Catalyst: Denial
Overall Story Inhibitor: Openness
Overall Story Benchmark: Preconscious
Overall Story Signpost 1: Memory
Overall Story Signpost 2: Subconscious
Overall Story Signpost 3: Preconscious
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conscious

Main Character Throughline

Dorothy Gale

Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Obtaining
Main Character Issue: Morality vs. Self-Interest
Main Character Problem: Disbelief
Main Character Solution: Faith
Main Character Symptom: Conscience
Main Character Response: Temptation
Main Character Unique Ability: Attitude
Main Character Critical Flaw: Rationalization
Main Character Benchmark: Doing
Main Character Signpost 1: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 2: Doing
Main Character Signpost 3: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 4: Learning

Influence Character Throughline

Professor Marvel/Wizard

Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Becoming
Influence Character Issue: Responsibility vs. Commitment
Influence Character Problem: Reconsider
Influence Character Solution: Consider
Influence Character Symptom: Support
Influence Character Response: Oppose
Influence Character Unique Ability: Obligation
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Approach
Influence Character Benchmark: Being
Influence Character Signpost 1: Being
Influence Character Signpost 2: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 3: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Relationship Story Throughline

Strangers in a Strange Land

Relationship Story Throughline: Universe
Relationship Story Concern: Future
Relationship Story Issue: Choice vs. Delay
Relationship Story Problem: Avoid
Relationship Story Solution: Pursuit
Relationship Story Symptom: Support
Relationship Story Response: Oppose
Relationship Story Catalyst: Preconception
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Closure
Relationship Story Benchmark: Progress
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Present
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Progress
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Future

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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