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Chart: The Periodic Table Of Storytelling
By Thia Shi Min, 05 Feb 2014
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Designer James R. Harris has a special interest in the tropes that appear in each and every story. He has compiled them into an interactive periodic table, using different categories to organize each trope.
Viewers who are unfamiliar with a trope can read more by clicking on a square, which will direct them to a detailed explanation. Harris has also taken a "scientific approach" to his work—he shows how these tropes can be placed together to form “story molecules”, dissecting well-known stories like Star Wars, for example.
Can you recognize these tropes? Check out the full infographic here.
[via James R. Harris]
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