Analysis of a novel with a LinkNotions sociogram

The sociogram of a novel allows to see in a glance who are the characters, who is in relation with whom, with what objects, in what places and in which scenes.

It can provide additional information to the novel analyzed.

EXAMPLE of an interactive sociogram created with LinkNotions

We have chosen as an example the novel “Death on the Nile” by Agatha Christie. Try interactivity by clicking, right-clicking or double-clicking notions or links!

CREATE an interactive sociogram with LinkNotions

First create your LinkNotions account : click any of the buttons at the right.

Then you have two options:

  1. Start from scratch. Here’s how.
  2. Use the example above provided by LinkNotions as a template. Open the template and simply click the green button on the top right of the diagram. A window opens. Click “Create”. A copy will be created into your account. It is opened in edit mode. You now can edit this copy.
  • You will be able to adapt the sociogram by introducing the persons of the novel concerned while taking advantage of the structure provided.

Please also consult the sociogram of a fairy tale.

View images explaining the sociogram

This sociogram is not finished. We offer it to show how you can create a sociogram of any book.

CREATE your own interactive diagrams from scratch

All you need is a LinkNotions account. Enter your account and click “Create workspace.”

Here’s how to create and edit a new diagram.

Here are the different diagrams (as examples) created by LinkNotions.

Why make a sociogram of a novel?

The sociogram can quickly get an overview of the important elements of the book:

  • the caracters
  • the objects
  • the locations
  • the parts of the story.

It allows to link these elements:

  • which character is related to any other?
  • which character uses, possesses, knows what object?
  • which character is in what place and in what part of the story?

Creating or analyzing, together with the pupils a sociogram, will make them aware of the structure of a book.

Creating a sociogram with LinkNotions is easy. LinkNotions offers the sociogram of the book “Death on the Nile” by Agatha Christie and this in two languages: French and English (select the language in the sociogram):


Calculate with LinkNotions: calculate the value of a notion with values of other notions.
The concept map becomes a visual spreadsheet! Examples.