Propp’s Theory of Narrative     In Propp’s theory, there are 7 types of charactersThe Hero – restores the narrativeThe Vil...
Propp on Character typesEach character has their own ‘sphere ofaction’…This means that each character hastheir own past, p...
Stereotypes, Archetypes and               Countertypes• The Hero – restores the narrative, stereotypically male but  can b...
Rosie Black   Actress: Kristen Stewart   Rosie Black:   Shy, Quiet, Introverted, Lonely, Passive   Other Personality:   Vi...
BullyActress: Lindsay LohanLoud, Slutty, Rude, Popular, Insensitive, BitchyStereotypically dressed in niceclothes, expensi...
Mother Actress: Julianne Moore Caring, Over bearing, Loving, Passive when it comes to her husband Shown to be worn out, ti...
DadActor: George ClooneyAbusive, Volatile, Rude, Mean, Adrunk
Character Basics and Propp
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Character Basics and Propp

  1. 1. Propp’s Theory of Narrative In Propp’s theory, there are 7 types of charactersThe Hero – restores the narrativeThe Villain – narrative disruptionThe Donor – gives the hero something to help restoreThe Helper – aids the hero in restorationThe Princess – victim most threatened by the villainThe Dispatcher – sends the hero on the taskThe False Hero – appears to be good, but isn’t
  2. 2. Propp on Character typesEach character has their own ‘sphere ofaction’…This means that each character hastheir own past, present and future.They all have a life which may or maynot be affected by other characters.
  3. 3. Stereotypes, Archetypes and Countertypes• The Hero – restores the narrative, stereotypically male but can be female• The Villain – narrative disruption, stereotypically enigmatic• The Donor – gives the hero something to help restore• The Helper – aids the hero in restoration, friends• The Princess – victim most threatened by the villain, the hero will attempt to save• The Dispatcher – sends the hero on the task, in horror films maybe someone evil, bad intentions• The False Hero – appears to be good, but isn’t, male or female
  4. 4. Rosie Black Actress: Kristen Stewart Rosie Black: Shy, Quiet, Introverted, Lonely, Passive Other Personality: Violent, Loud, Dominant, Volatile, Evil Through costume and make-up , Rosie will be represented as a typical ‘emo/goth’ teenager.
  5. 5. BullyActress: Lindsay LohanLoud, Slutty, Rude, Popular, Insensitive, BitchyStereotypically dressed in niceclothes, expensive car, lots of friends
  6. 6. Mother Actress: Julianne Moore Caring, Over bearing, Loving, Passive when it comes to her husband Shown to be worn out, tired but still cares for her family
  7. 7. DadActor: George ClooneyAbusive, Volatile, Rude, Mean, Adrunk

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