Story Graphs: Plotting a Plot

The other day I came across a picture of Kurt Vonnegut’s story graphs, which started me thinking…how many stories could I graph myself? Well I had some fun with it over a few days, and here’s what I came up with. Most of these do a little harmless damage to the truth, but if you’re looking for a humorous oversimplification of some classic stories then look no further!

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My favorite one of Kurt’s is his rendition of Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Absolutely nailed it.

Here are my attempts:

This is obviously the entire series up to now. I figured the fortune of the plot could sort of be generalized down to 'horrible.'

This is obviously the entire series up to now. I figured the fortune of the overall plot could sort of be generalized down to ‘horrible.’

Classic tragedy

Classic tragedy

 

Apart from the fact that Earth gets blown up for an alien galactic highway at the beginning, this book isn't that depressing.

Apart from the fact that Earth gets blown up for an alien galactic highway at the beginning, A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy isn’t that depressing.

 

1984 on the other hand...

1984 on the other hand…

 

And then there's the Inferno. The funny thing is, no one seems to care about the rest of the Divine Comedy.

And then there’s the Inferno. The funny thing is, no one seems to care about the rest of the Divine Comedy.

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