Narrative work booklet

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Narrative work booklet

  1. 1. What is ‘Story’?Story:Synopsis (summary) of the story from War of the Worlds: What is ‘Narrative’?Narrative: 1
  2. 2. Narrative Structure Most films appear to follow a similar pattern in terms of their structure. The following 5 stages explain what events happen in each stage of the narrative. This theory is based on the ideas of Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle. His ideas have been applied to almost every type of narrative, for many centuries. Task ExpositionDevelopmentComplication Climax Resolution War of the Worlds (2006) ExpositionDevelopmentComplication Climax Resolution Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) 2
  3. 3. ExpositionDevelopmentComplication Climax Resolution Tzvetan Todorov Theory of NarrativeTodorov breaks the narrative process down into five stages: Task Equilibrium Disruption Recognition Repair Reinstatement Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Equilibrium Disruption Recognition Repair 3
  4. 4. Reinstatement War of the Worlds (2006) Equilibrium Disruption Recognition RepairReinstatement 4

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