Dramatica Structure “Super” Classes

For you Dramatica Theory Hounds, here are a couple of cryptic illustrations I jotted down more than a quarter of a century ago as part of the ongoing extension of the Dramatica theory of narrative structure.

Scroll down to see scans of my original notes.  In the first image, you’ll see four different visualizations, each a different aspect of the structure and dynamics of the Dramatica model.

The second image moves beyond Dramatica to place it in context of even larger systems.  If you think of Dramatica’s “Story Mind” model as map of the nature and process of self-awareness itself, then the second image shows how self-awareness fits in a larger system describing the relationship of the individual mind to the group mind and the relationship of psychology to physics.

Collectively, these two illustrations were all part of an attempt to more thoughoughly define four Super Classes and their smaller components. What are Super Classes? Think of the entire Dramatica model as it currently exists and then imagine that whole model is just one element in a quad of four such similar models. The current version and each of its family members in that overarching quad are all considered “Super Classes” because each contains four Classes.

By way of interest, each Super Class and the quad family that contains all four is aligned in a K-based (Knowledge-based or system of defined constants) bias to maintain the consistent bias established in the first Super Class developed – the now familiar Dramatica “Rubik’s Cube.”


Dramatica Super Classes

Dramatica Super Classes

Melanie Anne Phillips
Co-creator, Dramatica

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One Response to Dramatica Structure “Super” Classes

  1. David Baker says:

    If I concentrate on that too long, I will lose my well-being and find myself sitting up in a tree babbling and playing with my toes. I believe I will continue to root through the basic parts of DPro I somewhat understand and be happy that others understand the theory.

    Ahh-h! Where were we Muse? Oh, yes. Falling through the … was……….

    David Baker
    Carson City, NV

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