Friday, March 09, 2007

7 Basic Story Plots

Today I read up this very interesting piece of news in Ask Yahoo! that there are only seven basic story plots in the world ! They are :
  • (wo) man vs. nature
  • (wo) man vs. man
  • (wo) man vs. the environment
  • (wo) man vs. machines/technology
  • (wo) man vs. the supernatural
  • (wo) man vs. self
  • (wo) man vs. god/religion
Hmmm . . . . . now who knew that? At the first sight I passed the lot as a joke. But later in the day I gave a serious thought to it and tried to find a story that I had read which did not qualify for any of the above categories. Interestingly, I could not find any. If any of you could find another category please do inform me. Frankly I was astonished that I could not find even one out-of-category story !!