The shapes of stories: a Kurt Vonnegut infographic | Maya Eilam

Stories have shapes. That is, they have patterns which can be represented as shapes. Kurt Vonnegut thought about story shapes as graphs on a coordinate plane, with good-to-ill fortune as the y-axis and beginning-to-end of the story as the x-axis. With this simple frame of reference, he could capture the emotional journey embedded in a story’s plotline. By illustrating Vonnegut’s idea, Maya Eilam’s infographic helps us consider these shapes and what their underlying themes can show us about the stories we tell.
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The shapes of stories: a Kurt Vonnegut infographic | Maya Eilam
The shapes of stories | Kurt Vonnegut

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