The Seven Basic Plots:
Based on : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seven_Basic_Plots.
Why We Tell Stories is a 2004 book by Christopher Booker, a Jungian-influenced analysis of stories and their psychological meaning. Booker worked on the book for 34 years
Here are they:
Overcoming the Monster
Rags to Riches
Voyage and Return
Do have a look at the material given under the link please.
2} I quote:
Was Pablo Picasso was a master thief ?
“Good artists copy, great artists steal” ~ Pablo Picasso
You probably think of Picasso as a champion of originality, right?
He helped create the first collage. He was one of the leaders of the Cubist movement. He invented constructed sculpture.
But the truth?
He snatched success formulas from other painters.
• He used a scene from Las Meninas – a 17th century painting by Diego Velázquez, and he created 44 new paintings based on that scene.
• He copied the central figure: five-year old Margaret Theresa – the favorite daughter of King Philip IV.
• He imitated the arrangement: the maids of honor, the dwarfs, and the reflection of the king and queen are all snatched from Velázquez’ painting.
• He even re-painted the large dog.
Does anyone think Picasso committed plagiarism?
I don’t think so.
Why would his 44 paintings all hang in the Picasso museum in Barcelona?
Picasso didn’t plagiarize, because he didn’t outright copy. He added his personal touch and his own style to create new paintings – his interpretations of the same scene.
And that’s the secret to success."
The subject is complex and multidimensional.
The queries I raise here are:
Do you think the 7 plots cover almost all the stories that were penned so far the world over ?
Did Picasso steal ? Did he infringe copyright ?
Kindly do study the issue carefully and reply.
This isn't a sob- story !
Regards. I shall, depending upon the replies move ahead.