Category Archives: Example Stories

Stories with “Be-er” Main Characters

STORIES that have Approach of Be-er: A Doll’s House: As a child in her father’s home, and as a wife in her husband’s home, Nora does everything in her power to adapt herself to her environment-even to the detriment of … Continue reading

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Enough Theory! How Does Dramatica Work on Real Stories?

From a Dramaticapedia reader: Your blogs seem to be always in the abstract. Let’s see something about a successful story in the real world.    I would love to see a Dramatica setup for real stories that have been successful. My … Continue reading

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Examples of Stories Concerned with Understanding

STORIES that have an Objective Story Concern of Understanding: A Doll’s House: Nora makes certain that Mrs. Linde understands she is not a superficial creature, but a strong woman who used her intelligence and wit to save her husband’s life; … Continue reading

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Example of a Story Concerned with the Present

STORIES that have an Objective Story Concern of The Present: The Simpsons Christmas Special: Everyone is concerned with the Christmas season: The school children’s Christmas pageant; Christmas shopping; Christmas trees; Santa; and, most of all, Christmas presents. As Marge remarks … Continue reading

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Examples of Stories Concerned with “The Future”

STORIES that have an Objective Story Concern of The Future: Boyz N The Hood: During his gentrification speech in Compton, Furious points out to Tre, Rick, and the others they must start thinking about their future; as parents, Furious and … Continue reading

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Examples of Stories Concerned with “Progress”

STORIES that have an Objective Story Concern of Progress: A Clockwork Orange: Alex is concerned with how his freedom of action is progressively being hindered. Mr. Alexander is concerned with the progress of political change in society and later, vengeance … Continue reading

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Examples of Stories Concerned with “The Past”

STORIES that have an Objective Story Concern of The Past: The Age of Innocence: Most of the characters are concerned with the past: Mrs. Mingott, May’s mother, Mrs. Archer, and Sillerton Jackson all want to keep their world just like … Continue reading

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