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  • 1. Narrative Research Ina Francia Bayson
  • 2. What is Narrative? What is Narrative? The storyline that are put together. Themes: Love War Etc. Connecting events together.
  • 3. Tvzetan Todorov
    • Born: 1 st March 1939 in Sofia Bulgaria.
    • Residence: Paris, France
    • He is a Franco-Bulgarian Philosopher.
    • Writes books and essays about literary theory, thought history, and culture theory.
    General Info What kind of Theorist is he?
    • Suggests to follow a 3-part structure for narratives.
    Equilibrium Disequilibrium New-Equilibrium
  • 4. Vladimir Propp
    • Born: 17 th April 1895 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire
    • Died: 22 nd August 1970 in Leningrad, USSR
    • He is a Russian and Soviet Formalist (Literature) Scholar.
    • Analyses the plot of Russian folk tales.
    General Info What kind of Theorist is he?
    • He came up with the theory that only certain number of characters can crop up in most of the narratives.
    Character Types Hero Villain Heroine Father Helper Donor Mentor
  • 5. Claude Levi-Strauss
    • Born: 28 th November 1908 in Brussels, Belgium
    • Died: 30 th October 2009
    • French anthropologist (study of Humanity) and ethnologist (analyses the origin, technology, religion, etc of the division of humanity).
    • “ Father of Modern Anthropology”.
    General Info What kind of Theorist is he?
    • Narrative Conflict
    • Narrative driven by conflict was caused by a series of opposing forces.
    • The Theory of Binary Opposition.
    Opposing Forces Light/Dark Noise/Silence Youth/Age Strength/Weakness
  • 6.
    • Opposing forces or influences are balanced.
    • The lack of balance in the middle of the film.
    • The solution.
    • Restored balance.
    He’s happy being single. Meet his ex and fall in love. His ex lied that she have an amnesia. They both got married.
  • 7. Binary Opposition
    • Equals and opposites
      • Good and bad
      • White and black
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone New-borns
  • 8. Flashbacks and Flash forwards
    • A scene where the characters sees the past event or later event.
    A flashback of his wife attempting to suicide.
  • 9. Characters=stereotypes and structures/purposes Heroine Character Role Hero The lead role. Villain The person who gives a negative effect on the film. Heroine The centre figure of the film. Helper Sidekick Donor Gives clue/power to the hero Mentor Guides the hero Father Gives award to the hero.