Study Guide

2001: A Space Odyssey Three-Act Plot Analysis

By Arthur C. Clarke

Three-Act Plot Analysis

Act I

Man-ape, meet slab. Slab, meet man-ape. Evolve together.

Act II

Heywood Floyd, meet bigger slab. Bigger slab, meet Heywood Floyd.

Act III

David Bowman, meet even bigger, bigger slab. Bigger, bigger slab, meet David Bowman and turn him into a Star Baby.