Fr. Albert Durant, OSA
1949, St. Rita High School, Chicago, IL. Father Durant, taught Senior English. A class assignment: Reduce Macbeth to a series of Weighted Events, create a graph using the accumulated total of the Weights. The climax of Macbeth is the peak of the graph; lesser peaks are anticlimaxes.
"The fundamental idea is that stories have shapes which can be drawn on graph paper, and that the shape of a given society's stories is at least as interesting as the shape of its spearheads."