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This book examines what literary and dramatic plotting is--what plot is. The premise of this book is that the concept of forces in literature and drama is analogous to the concept of forces in physics. In physics, vectors represent the forces that push and pull--that move, propel, objects. Vectors are used analogously to describe how characters, objects, and locations whicThis book examines what literary and dramatic plotting is--what plot is. The premise of this book is that the concept of forces in literature and drama is analogous to the concept of forces in physics. In physics, vectors represent the forces that push and pull--that move, propel, objects. Vectors are used analogously to describe how characters, objects, and locations which are the "bodies" of literature and drama reflect the propelling of literary and dramatic "forces." Vector theory "elegantly," as the mathematicians say, describes the workings of plot in literature and drama, and so will give fiction authors and the theater artists (playwrights, TV and screen writers, actors, designers, choreographers, puppeteers, directors, designers, and TV and film producers) a set of new analytical tools that will help in the creation, revision (including script doctoring and scene rehearsal), and criticism of tales written and performed. While vector theory is able to answer certain questions more thoroughly than they have been answered before, vector theory supports and supplements traditional forms of criticism....

Title : Vector Theory and the Plot Structures of Literature and Drama
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ISBN : 9781594577789
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 226 Pages
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Vector Theory and the Plot Structures of Literature and Drama Reviews

  • Guillermo Ramon
    2018-11-12 23:09

    This book explores the forces that contribute to the development of the plot in stories. The protagonist is analyzed as the main force to lead the story, while the antagonist is the main opposing force. Every element in the story must contribute to add or subtract strength to the protagonist and or the antagonist. The interaction of the forces forge the story, culminating with the climax. The book explores the plot forces the way vector theory does. Each force has a magnitude, a direction, and a sense. Every encounter of forces replaces each force with the resultant force of the encounter. This form of analysis allows us to understand the flow of plots with a clarity that cannot be achieved otherwise.Using vector theory allows for literary analysis much more complex that simply looking at conflict.