Volcano (Ixcanul)

Storyform

Synopsis:  "On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for seventeen-year-old MarĂ­a by her Kaqchikel parents." (Source IMDB.com)

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Maria uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Decision
In terms of the overall plot, decisions force actions to be taken.

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: Bad
Maria ultimately fails in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Saving the Family Farm

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Obtaining
Overall Story Issue: Attitude vs. Approach
Overall Story Problem: Oppose
Overall Story Solution: Support
Overall Story Symptom: Hinder
Overall Story Response: Help
Overall Story Catalyst: Morality
Overall Story Inhibitor: Commitment
Overall Story Benchmark: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 2: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 3: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 4: Doing

Main Character Throughline

Maria

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Future
Main Character Issue: Delay vs. Choice
Main Character Problem: Oppose
Main Character Solution: Support
Main Character Symptom: Avoid
Main Character Response: Pursuit
Main Character Unique Ability: Choice
Main Character Critical Flaw: Hope
Main Character Benchmark: Progress
Main Character Signpost 1: Future
Main Character Signpost 2: Present
Main Character Signpost 3: Past
Main Character Signpost 4: Progress

Influence Character Throughline

Juana

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Subconscious
Influence Character Issue: Hope vs. Dream
Influence Character Problem: Temptation
Influence Character Solution: Conscience
Influence Character Symptom: Hinder
Influence Character Response: Help
Influence Character Unique Ability: Dream
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Delay
Influence Character Benchmark: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Understanding
Influence Character Signpost 2: Obtaining
Influence Character Signpost 3: Learning
Influence Character Signpost 4: Doing

Relationship Story Throughline

Mother/Daughter

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Obligation vs. Rationalization
Relationship Story Problem: Feeling
Relationship Story Solution: Logic
Relationship Story Symptom: Hinder
Relationship Story Response: Help
Relationship Story Catalyst: Responsibility
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Self-Interest
Relationship Story Benchmark: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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