Equilibrium Torodov has written that all narratives begin with equilibrium where in which everything is good and balanced. ( the initial situation ) Then there later is a interruption, which is solved in the end. When everything is resolved at the end of the narrative a new equilibrium is restored or established.
5 stages Equilibrium ( a normal state, neutral, good or bad) Interruption of the equilibrium ( action or characters) Protagonist realises the equilibrium has been disrupted and tries to correct and restore the equilibrium. When the equilibrium is restored ( good, bad or neutral) a totally new equilibrium is established.
Propp’s narrative approach Propp thought that there are seven roles which any character may assume in a story. Villain – fights with hero False hero- Someone claiming to be a hero often seeking but reacts like a real hero. Hero- ( seeker hero) Searches, has help from the donor and often gets married at the end. Donor – Prepares provides hero with magical fix. Helper- Helps, rescues, solves. Dispatcher- sends hero off Princess – A wanted girl, she exists as a goal and of recognises and marries hero.