Friday, August 12, 2016

Fairy Tales

This is just something I noticed about the usual configuration of throughlines, meaning Change, Stop, Do-er, Linear, Action, Optionlock, Success, Good, Physics and so on.

I randomly spun the model and looked into the plot sequence report. A lot of these stories have the variations Permission, Need and Deficiency in the first Signpost (Understanding) of the Objective Story and Commitment and Responsibility in the last Signpost (Obtaining) of the Objective Story.

So what?

If you're unfamiliar with fairy tale research, let me show you some of Vladimir Propp's Morphology of the Tale. The second 'function' of his structure is the Interdiction and the third the Violation thereof. Slightly later, we have the function of Lacking. The last functions are Punishment and Wedding.

Do you see?

Here are some forms where this applies: Obtaining, Self Interest, Uncontrolled/Avoidance; Obtaining, Approach, Feeling/Reconsider; Doing, Skill, Test/Cause; Doing, Wisdom, Unproven/Hunch; Understanding, Instinct, Desire/Thought; Understanding, Senses, Self Aware/Perception; Learning, Prerequisites, Possibility/Potentiality; Learning, Strategy, Protection/Reaction.

Uncontrolled, Avoidance, Feeling, Reconsider.
Test, Cause, Unproven, Hunch.
Desire, Thought, Self Aware, Perception.
Possibility, Potentiality, Protection, Reaction.

Fairy tales are simply stories that a culture kept telling. What cultures would consistently show the above things as problems that have to stop?

Needless to say, this all just me seeing patterns where they might not be any. Don't take this too seriously. I just found it neat, is all.

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