Any way so what are the nine plots? I am glad you asked. basically they are all according to the Protagonist or the main character and what that character is fighting.
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1) Character vs Character. I though about just saying Protagonist verses antagonist but then I realized that the term antagonist can really be used on various different characters and that can be confusing. For example The Harry Potter books is Harry Potter VS Voldimort, even thought Malfoy and Snape are both antagonists. also there can be many Protagonists, for example Hermione, Ron, and Nevil would all be considered protagonists. The Dark Knight is another example of this kind of plot, it is Batman fighting the Joker and one of them is going to win and one is going to lose.
Watch for a follow up on the other 8 basic plots in days, weeks, or months to come.
2) Character vs Society
3) character vs Fate
4) Character vs the Unknown
5) character vs God, (or the gods)
6) Character vs Self
7) Character vs Nature
8) character vs Machine
9) Character vs Circumstances