Narrative theorys vladimir propp

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Narrative theorys vladimir propp

  1. 1. Narrative theory :prop and character types Objective: To learn the theory of prop & to apply this theory to the thriller film I will create.
  2. 2. Vladimir Propp Propp was a Russian scholar who analysed the basic plot components of Russian folk tales to identify their narrative elements. He concluded that all characters could be resolved into 7 different character types. Born: April 17, 1895, Saint Petersburg, Russia Died: August 22, 1970, Saint Petersburg, Russia Education: Saint Petersburg State University
  3. 3. The hero: This is the character that leads the narrative , is usually looking for something- a quest, or trying to solve something for instance a mystery. This does not necessarily have to be a male. 1st Character type
  4. 4. 2cnd character type The villain: This character has conflict with the hero and tries to stop the from succeeding.
  5. 5. 3rd character type The Doner: Gives hero something, a clue, a talisman, special power-which helps them complete their quest
  6. 6. 4th character type The princess: This character is the love interest. Usually a prize or reward for the hero. If the hero is female, there can be a prize but that is unusual. E.g Fiona from Shrek.
  7. 7. 5th character type The helper: This is the character that helps the hero, often acts as a side kick – E.g donkey from shrek
  8. 8. 6th character types The princess’ father: An authority who offers a reward to the hero for completing their quest. That reward might be a prince, a princess or in modern narratives.
  9. 9. 7th character type The false hero: The false hero her takes credit for the hero’s actions or tries to marry the princess.

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