The Meaning of Narrative What dose narrative actually mean:
The way stories are told in the way that they are constructed to achieve an understanding of the audience.
To organizes time and space that is in a very compressed form.
Narrative is to a achieve an interest in who’s being told the story and in what perspective of that story.
Over all in film Narrative is shown through elements like camerawork, Lighting, Sound/Music, Mise-En-Scene and Editing.
Aristotle Aristotle was a Greek Philosopher who belived that Narrative should have: A Beginning A Middle An End He made it clear that the Point of Entry to Middle and Exit should not be muddled but very clear to understand.
Todoro’s Approach to Narrative Todorov suggests that all narratives should have everything balanced. These’s are five stages a narrative that Todoro’s uses those are: The state of good, bad or neutral. An event with a character or action. Protagonist recognizes that the equilibrium has been disrupted. Protagonist attempts to rectify this in order to restore equilibrium. Equilibrium is restored but, because causal transformations have occurred, there are difference from original equilibrium, which establish is as a new equilibrium.
Propp’s Narrative approach Propp’s thinks that there should be seven roles of a character may assume in the story and these seven roles are: Villain- Struggles with hero Donor- Prepares and/or provides hero with magical agent Helper- Assists, rescue, solves and/ or transfigures the hero Princess- A sought for person who exists as goal and often recognizes and marries hero’s. Dispatcher- Sends hero off Hero- Departs on a search reacts to donor and weds at end False Hero- Claims to be the hero, often seeking and reacting like a real hero
Claude Levi-Strauss’s approach to Narrative Claude Levi-Strauss approach his narrative as binary opposites. Below are a few of the binary opposites: