Dramatica Definition: Class

Class • [Structural Term] The broadest, most genre-like classification of a story’s structural nature • The possible places where problems can exist can be divided into four areas, and we call these areas the four Classes. The Classes are separated by distinctions between inner and outer states and processes. Universe and Physics represent external states and processes respectively, and Mind and Psychology represent internal states and processes respectively. Though Classes have the same names as Domains, they represent only a structural ordering of semantic terms and are not the same as Domains which are more dynamic appreciations created by matching a Class with one of the four throughlines.