I’ve been thinking about the development of the two groundhogs in my comic strip Groundhog Croquet. The current book i’m reading from the harold washington library, 20 Master Plots mentioned two types of plots: action plots and plots of the mind.
|Aesop||Lion: symbol of strength, represents force, power, physical strength. Not bright, being strong is enough||Fox: clever, witty, devious. Strength isn’t physical, it’s mental|
|Greek masks of tragedy||Frowning Mask: tragedy, the theater of force||Laughing Mask: comedy, the theater of fraud|
|Dante||Tragedy involves violence, so it is a form of forza||Comedy often depends on language to be understood, so it is a form of forda.|
|Examples||Charlie Chaplin||Marx Brothers; they brought anarchy to language and turned the world of logic upside down.|
|Plot||Action Plot||Plot of the mind|
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