6 Story Arcs Define Western Literature, Data-Mining Study Reveals

Almost the entirety of Western literature can be fit neatly into just six story arcs, according to a new data-mining study.

From the panoply of novels that Western society has produced, distinct narrative patterns emerge, and many attempts have been made to pin down the shape of a story and categorize a protagonist’s journey. French writer Georges Polti claims there are 36 different types dramatic stories, while others have counted seven narrative arcs or 20.

But new research from the

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