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Absentation structures are very popular in storytelling.

Absentation structures are very popular in storytelling.

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    • Absentation
    • AbsentationBack in the 1800s, Polti collected the 36 mostdramatic situations seen in storytelling.They are still very relevant story structures for filmand television.Absentation is one of the most popular dramaticsituations. He lists it as number 36: lost of loved one
    • AbsentationThere can be a variety of separation structures butorphan models are the most popular. Propp used theterm Absentation.This is when the parental figure is painfully absent inthe heros life during the first act of the film.Oftentimes this hole itself is big enough to motivatethem on a heros journey.Below are several examples of the orphan looking forbelonging.
    • Prince of Once upon a time therePersia (2010) was a lonely orphan… ..who was And everyone friends with lives Happily The social ever after outcasts. End Orphan Model Things were Thankfully [hero] defeats good until the [villain] with evil… a… Parables Today …tried to take over… Consulting
    • Pirates of the Once upon a time thereCaribbean (2003) was a lonely orphan… ..who was And everyone friends with lives Happily The social ever after outcasts. End Orphan Model Things were Thankfully [hero] defeats good until the [villain] with evil… a… Parables Today …tried to take over… Consulting
    • Once upon a time thereDrive (2011) was a lonely driver… ..who wasAnd everyone friends with (alive) lives socialHappily ever The outcasts. after End Orphan Model Things were Thankfully[hero] defeats good until the [villain] with evil… a… Parables Today …tried to take over… Consulting
    • Batman Begins Once upon a time there (2005) was a lonely orphan… ..who was And everyone friends with lives Happily The social ever after outcasts. End Orphan Model Things were Thankfully [hero] defeats good until the [villain] with evil… a… Parables Today …tried to take over… Consulting
    • Once upon, a time a girlSparkle (2012) missing her father… And everyone … was friends lives Happily with social ever after The outcasts. End Orphan Model Things were Thankfully [hero] defeats good until the [villain] with evil… a… Parables Today …tried to take over… Consulting
    • Dawson’s Creek Once upon a time there (Season 1, ‘98) was a lonely orphan… ..who was And everyone friends with lives Happily The social ever after outcasts. End Orphan Model Things were Thankfully [hero] defeats good until the [frenemy] Atheist… with a… Parables Today …tried to take over… Consulting
    • Lost Once upon a time there(2004-10) was a lonely orphan… ..who was And everyone friends with lives Happily The social ever after outcasts. End Orphan Model Things were Thankfully[hero] defeats good until the [villain] with evil… a… Parables Today …tried to take over… Consulting
    • Hunger Once upon a time thereGames (2012) was a lonely orphan… ..who was And everyone friends with lives Happily The social ever after outcasts. End Orphan Thankfully Model Things were [hero] defeats good until the [villain] with evil… a… Parables Today …tried to take over… Consulting
    • Tron Legacy Once upon a time there (2010) was a lonely orphan… ..who was And everyone friends with lives Happily The social ever after outcasts. End Orphan Model Things were Thankfully [hero] defeats good until the [villain] with evil… a… Parables Today …tried to take over… Consulting
    • The Avengers Once upon a time there (2012) was a lonely orphan… ..who was And everyone friends with lives Happily The social ever after outcasts. End Orphan Model Things were Thankfully [hero] defeats good until the [villain] with evil… a… Parables Today …tried to take over… Consulting
    • Spider-man Once upon a time there (2002) was a lonely orphan… ..who was And everyone friends with lives Happily The social ever after outcasts. End Orphan Model Things were Thankfully [hero] defeats good until the [villain] with evil… a… Parables Today …tried to take over… Consulting
    • More Absentation Structures Below are more examples. These lists below are not exhaustive.
    • Once upon a time there was a lonely orphanKatniss Hugo Jack Tom Pip Emma Kent(2012) Sawyer 2012 (2001-11)… who was friends with social outcastDistrict 9,10 Tabard and Sawyer, Huck, Estella and Henry and Chloe andand Peeta Isabelle Kate Becky Magwitch August Pete They lived happily ever after until the evil…Snow Station Man in Injun Joe Havisham Queen Luthor and Inspector Black Darkseid … tried to take over…Panem The The Island The gold Estella, Storybrooke The World Automaton The World men’s heartsThankfully [hero] defeats [villain] with a…Bow and Papa Rock Cave Contrition, Kiss for Aerial FlightArrow Fire Henry AND EVERYONE LIVES HAPPILY EVER AFTER
    • Once upon a time there was a lonely orphanSimba Potter Batman Tony Stark Cinderella Luke Spiderman(1994) (1992-95) Skywalker (2002)… who was friends with social outcastTimon and Ron and Butler and Rhodey and Jaq and R2 and Mary Jane,Pumbaa Hermione Robin Potts Guss C3PO Aunt May They lived happily ever after until the evil…Scar Voldemort Joker Stane Stepmother Darth Vader Green Goblin … tried to take over…The Pride The Wiz Gotham Stark The The Galactic New York/Lands Worlds City Industries Kingdom Empire OscorpThankfully [hero] defeats [villain] with a…Mountain Wand Bat Arc Glass Lightsaber Web/ weapon Reactor Slipper Glider AND EVERYONE LIVES HAPPILY EVER AFTER
    • Once upon a time there was a lonely orphanSnow Wolverine Agent J Mowgli Frodo J.T. Kirk Sam FlynnWhite (2000) (2012) (2009) (2010)… who was friends with social outcastThe Dwarfs X-men Men in Baloo Sam and McCoy, Quorra Black Gollum Pike, etc. They lived happily ever after until the evil…Queen Magneto Boris Shere Khan Sauron Nero CLU … tried to take over…The The World The World The Jungle Middle Red matter, The Grid,Kingdom Earth Galaxies HumanityThankfully [hero] defeats [villain] with a…Kiss of Love His claws Gun fire ring Space Ship Light Cycle Disc AND EVERYONE LIVES HAPPILY EVER AFTER
    • My CredentialsIve obtained several degreesthat focus specifically on thiskind of content coding: BA in Filmand Theology, MA in Directing, and an MFA in Screenwriting.While currently working on my doctorate,I work as a transmedia consultant. My Linkedin Profile
    • My Credentials My Linkedin Profile
    • To contact me, schedule an onlineworkshop, or in-class lecture, youcan send an email to:parablestoday@gmail.com