The Hero’s Journey, Parsed by Big Data Analysis

The Hero’s Journey, Parsed by Big Data Analysis

They examined 1,327 stories from Project Gutenberg’s fiction collection — all English-language texts between 20,000 and 100,000 words — using three language processing filters. In the end, they found “broad support for the following six emotional arcs”:

* Rags to riches (rise)

* Tragedy, or riches to rags (fall)

* Man in a hole (fall-rise)

* Icarus (rise-fall)

* Cinderella (rise-fall-rise)

* Oedipus (fall-rise-fall)

HT Pamela Pavliscak

https://psmag.com/the-six-core-emotional-arcs-that-underlie-our-favorite-fiction-440639b76d4e#.7xkfck6l8
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