|Kurt Vonnegut's diagram illustrated by Elaine Greywalker|
The "Cinderella" plot line (which Kurt says will make you a million dollars) could be fitted to the character arc of Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games trilogy—with modifications. The first book is classic Cinderella. Over the entire trilogy, it's a bit different. Primarily, Katniss goes below her beginning level, unlike Cinderella. Secondarily, she ends in the mid-level between Good and Ill Fortune. An interesting exercise would be to graph her arc across the trilogy on Kurt's chart.
Here's Aristotle's version, which is rather more conceptual.
|Aristotle's Table of Plots|
A good exercise would be to make character arc graphs for these concepts.
By the way, the central line is "moderate complexity" in case you were wondering. I know I was.
While reading Story by Robert McKee, I made this triangular diagram which is a modification of Mr. McKee's from page 45 of the book.
|My version of Rober McKee's plot triangle.|
The three corners are indicators of plot types and not quantity of plots. Mr. McKee doesn't write much about the non-narrative plot area. It's still a big undiscovered sea. And, yes, another good exercise would be to make character arc graphs from this triangle.