So have you heard of the seven basic plots?
I’m trying to figure out if I buy into the notion.
See, there’s the thing with color and what we as humans can perceive in the visible spectrum. R-O-Y-G-B-I-V. Wavelengths vary greatly outside this range – from the size of the universe to somewhere in the vicinity of the Planck length (as far as we know, but really, what do we know?) – and yet we can only see these certain ones with the naked eye, right?
Is it the same with the human experience? While the possible hues of our histories, life events, and realities may seem limitless, are we so constricted by the confines of our language and perception that we can’t move away from:
- Overcoming the Monster
- Rags to Riches
- The Quest
- Voyage and Return
I can't seem to get my head out of this thinking spot, lately.
Also, is it just complete coincidence that both the basic colors and basic plots come in seven?
What are your thoughts about all this?