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Vonnegut's Eight Types of Story

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There Are Eight Stories

Kurt Vonnegut argued that human stories can be mapped out to track the journey of their main characters.
This graphic print lays out his eight different types of stories. The story examples for the “Man In Hole” story are a wonderful pair. (Via 22 Words)

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