Narrative theory propp[2]

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Narrative theory propp[2]

  1. 1.  Whatis a possible link between these characters?
  2. 2.  Propp was a Russian scholar who analysed the basic plot components of Russian folk tales to identify their narrative elements. He concluded that all the characters could be resolved into 7 character types.
  3. 3.  Leads the narrative, is usually looking for something - a quest, or trying to solve something- a mystery. Does not have to be male.Example:BatmanfromBatman
  4. 4.  Has a conflict with the hero and tries to stop them from succeeding.Example:TheJokerfromBatman
  5. 5.  Givesthe hero something - a clue, a talisman, a special power - which helps them complete their quest. Example: Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars
  6. 6.  Is usually a prize or reward for the hero. If the hero is female, there can be a price but this is unusual.Example:PrincessFiona fromShrek
  7. 7.  Helps the hero, often acts as a sidekick Example: Donkey from Shrek
  8. 8.  Anauthority figure who offers a reward to the hero for completing their quest. That reward might be a prince, a princess or in more modern narratives, a new car. Example: The Sultan from Aladdin
  9. 9.  The false hero takes credit for the hero’s actions or tries to marry the princess.Example:PrinceCharmingfromShrek

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