"Novelist Kurt Vonnegut’s rejected master’s thesis described the shapes of stories. Here, graphic designer Maya Eilan makes a clever infographic out of Vonnegut’s thesis. Or if you prefer, here’s a 5-minute video of Vonnegut himself giving a talk, in his signature funny style, about the idea."
This infographic demonstrates Vonnegut's belief that a story's main character has ups and downs that can be graphed to reveal the story's shape:man in holeboy meets girlfrom bad to worsewhich way is up?creation storyold testamentnew testamentCinderella
Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)