looking at this always helps me remember how to regard the throughlines.
**overall story throughline
the audience sees the events of the story from outside and sees all the characters fulfilling their dramatic functions
Two people in an apartment watch a man across the way murder his wife then uncover the crime and capture the criminal for the police
**subjective story throughline
the audience sees the relationship and the arguments from outside
We see Jeffries and Lisa interacting and arguing and changing each other and the story, we see the arguments for capturing and not capturing Thorwald weighed, and we see their relationship threatened
**main character throughline
the audience experiences the story as if it were happening to them
We’re Jeffries and we’re experiencing the events through the hero
**impact character throughline
the audience experiences the MC watching the IC and reacting to the IC as the IC tries to solve his problem.
Jeffries watches Thorwald and reacts as Thorwald deals with having murdered his wife and smuggling the body out for burial in the yard.
It’s such a pure example, it’s why the Dramatica software and theory book includes it.