Category Archives: Example Stories

Stories That Explore Situations (Objective Universe Stories)

A Clockwork Orange: The objective characters are caught up in untenable situations: uncontrolled lawless youths terrorize society; Alex is imprisoned for murder and brainwashed through the complex machinations of those around him–his fellow droogs, a crazed writer, and a crafty … Continue reading

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Stories with a Judgment of Bad

STORIES that have Judgment of Bad: The Age of Innocence: Newland never realizes his full potential as an enlightened man hoping to share his true self with a lifelong partner, his wife. He is trapped in a stifling existence for … Continue reading

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Stories with a Judgment of Good

STORIES that have Judgment of Good: A Clockwork Orange: Alex resolves his personal problems–his conflict with society–by making society accept him. As frightening as it may be to unleash Alex back into society, it is worse to eradicate individuality. To … Continue reading

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Stories with an Outcome of Failure

STORIES that have Outcome of Failure: A Doll’s House: Nora’s decision to leave Torvald ends their marriage. All That Jazz: The show (NY/LA) does not go on. Amadeus: Salieri is ultimately able to contribute to Mozart’s death. However, it does … Continue reading

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Stories with an Outcome of Success

STORIES that have Outcome of Success: A Clockwork Orange: Alex achieves his goal of regaining his freedom and self-identity. Ultimately, Alex’s steadfastness pays off as society changes in the form of the politicians adapting to his needs, curing him of … Continue reading

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Stories with Option Locks

A Clockwork Orange: Alex has only a finite number of ways to overcome the effects of society’s pressure on him. First he tries to live without regard to societal rules, then turns to the Ludovico treatment to escape punishment from … Continue reading

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Stories with Time Locks

Blade Runner: The replicants only live four years from their incept date and their end is rapidly approaching–which is why they escaped from Offworld and came to Earth. Batty, the last of the renegade replicants, ages and dies, allowing the … Continue reading

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Stories Driven by Decisions

STORIES that have Driver of Decision: A Doll’s House: Mrs. Linde decides to visit Nora; Nora decides to forge her father’s signature to obtain a bond; Krogstad decides to threaten Nora with exposure if she doesn’t help him keep his … Continue reading

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Stories Driven by Action

STORIES that have Driver of Action: A Clockwork Orange: Actions put the characters in their respective positions in the story. Alex’s avoidance of school, beating of the tramp, attack on Billy Boy’s gang, rape of Mr. Alexander’s wife, and murder … Continue reading

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Stories with Female Mental Sex Main Characters

STORIES that have Mental Sex of Female: A Doll’s House: Nora effectively assesses what she needs to do to maintain the balance in her marriage. All About Eve: Margo uses holistic problem solving: When she first becomes suspicious of Eve’s … Continue reading

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