Interesting take on plots. We're all familiar with the major plot themes in genre writing, but a new study suggests that there are just six major plot arcs:
- fall-rise-fall (Oedipus Rex)
- rise-fall (villian stories)
- fall-rise (superhero stories)
- fall (Romeo and Juliet)
- rise (rags-to-riches)
- rise-fall-rise (Cinderella)
Read the whole story at Gizmodo.