Suggests most narratives start with a state of equilibrium in which life is ‘normal’ and the protagonist is happy.
This state of normality is disrupted by an outside force, which has to be fought against in order to return to a state of equilibrium.
This model can easily be applied to a wide range of films.
Equilibrium > Disruption > Recognition of disruption> Attempt to repair disruption > New Equilibrium. Write a short synopsis for a film using Todorovs Equilibrium theory. You can use the example of ‘Toy Story’ or create your own