The Miracle Worker


Film synopsis: "The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate." (Synopsis source:

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Main Character Growth: Stop
Main Character Approach: Be-er
Main Character Mental Sex: Male
Story Driver: Action
Story Limit: Optionlock
Story Outcome: Success
Story Judgment: Good

Overall Story Throughline

A family hires a teacher to help their deaf and blind daughter

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Conceiving
Overall Story Issue: Repulsion vs. Attraction
Overall Story Problem: Certainty
Overall Story Solution: Potentiality
Overall Story Symptom: Acceptance
Overall Story Response: Non-Acceptance
Overall Story Catalyst: Deficiency
Overall Story Inhibitor: Reappraisal
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Being
Overall Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Main Character Throughline

Anne Sullivan

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Conscious
Main Character Issue: Reappraisal vs. Appraisal
Main Character Problem: Deduction
Main Character Solution: Induction
Main Character Symptom: Acceptance
Main Character Response: Non-Acceptance
Main Character Unique Ability: Doubt
Main Character Critical Flaw: Expediency
Main Character Benchmark: Memory
Main Character Signpost 1: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 2: Memory
Main Character Signpost 3: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Influence Character Throughline

Helen Keller

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Present
Influence Character Issue: Repulsion vs. Attraction
Influence Character Problem: Certainty
Influence Character Solution: Potentiality
Influence Character Symptom: Deduction
Influence Character Response: Induction
Influence Character Unique Ability: Attempt
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Analysis
Influence Character Benchmark: Past
Influence Character Signpost 1: Past
Influence Character Signpost 2: Future
Influence Character Signpost 3: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 4: Present

Relationship Story Throughline


Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Learning
Relationship Story Issue: Prerequisites vs. Preconditions
Relationship Story Problem: Evaluation
Relationship Story Solution: Reevaluation
Relationship Story Symptom: Acceptance
Relationship Story Response: Non-Acceptance
Relationship Story Catalyst: Preconditions
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Repulsion
Relationship Story Benchmark: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Obtaining

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

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