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"Overcoming the Monster" refers to a basic plot in which a sinister threat is endangering individuals and/or societies, and in which after a series of adventurous events the threat is eventually besieged. For a more detailed description of this Plot please refer to Christopher Booker, The Seven Basic Plots, London 2004, from which the Poiesipedia plot system originates.
"Rags to Riches" refers to a basic plot in which an underestimated hero accomplishes improbable achievements against all odds. For a more detailed description of this Plot please refer to Christopher Booker, The Seven Basic Plots, London 2004, from which the Poiesipedia plot system originates.
"Voyage and Return" refers to a basic plot in which the hero leaves home for a far away land where unknown and different laws rule the world, ultimately triumphs and returns home far more mature than when he set out. For a more detailed description of this Plot please refer to Christopher Booker, The Seven Basic Plots, London 2004, from which the Poiesipedia plot system originates.
"The Quest" refers to a basic plot in which the hero leaves home to accomplish something major, often laden with a special meaning, and returns victorious. For a more detailed description of this Plot please refer to Christopher Booker, The Seven Basic Plots, London 2004, from which the Poiesipedia plot system originates.
"Comedy" refers to stories in which a chaotic and/or hopeless situation reverts to a happy end, often in a humorous way. For a more detailed description of this Plot please refer to Christopher Booker, The Seven Basic Plots, London 2004, from which the Poiesipedia plot system originates.
"Tragedy" refers to a basic plot in which the hero ultimately loses it all. For a more detailed description of this Plot please refer to Christopher Booker, The Seven Basic Plots, London 2004, from which the Poiesipedia plot system originates.
"Rebirth" refers to a basic plot in which the hero falls under the influence of a sinister power, but is then saved though a more or less miraculous intervention. For a more detailed description of this Plot please refer to Christopher Booker, The Seven Basic Plots, London 2004, from which the Poiesipedia plot system originates.