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Narrative Theory


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  • 1. Todorov Narrative Theory
  • 2. Todorov’s Theory
    • Todorov stated that every narrative consists of 5 stages:
    • A state of equilibrium (everything as it should be)
    • A disruption of that order by an event
    • A recognition that the disorder has occurred
    • An attempt to repair the damage of the disruption
    • A return or restoration of a new equilibrium
  • 3. Is It True?
    • On the next couple of slides you will discover if it is or isn’t
  • 4. Pixar
  • 5. WALL - E 1. Wall – e lives on Earth on his own. 3. Eve leaves and so Wall –e follows her. 2. A spaceship arrives on Earth and Eve checks the planet for life 5. Everyone lives on Earth again 4. Eve tells the captain of the ship they can go back to Earth, but a robot tries to stop them. Wall – e, Eve and the captain manage to defeat him This proves Todorov’s theory
  • 6. Finding Nemo This proves Todorov’s theory 5.They find Nemo and live happily again 4. Marvin meets Dory and together they look for Nemo 3. Marvin (Nemo’s dad) realises Nemo is missing 2. Nemo is captured after being dared to touch a boat 1. Nemo lives happily with his dad
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  • 8. Shrek 1 5. He falls in love with the princess and they live happily 4. He rescues the princess 3. Shrek meets Donkey and together they got to lord Farquad. He says Shrek must rescue a princess if he wants his land back 2. All fairy tale creatures are sent to Shrek's swamp 1. Shrek lives happily This proves Todorov’s theory
  • 9. Over the Hedge 5. RJ tricks the bear and exterminator to have a fight and then lives happily with his new found freinds 4. RJ meets up with other animals and secretly gets the food back, whilst avoiding a pest exterminator 3. The bear tells RJ to get his food back 2. RJ fails to get food, so steals it off a bear 1. RJ lives happily This proves Todorov’s theory
  • 10. Conclusion
    • All the films shown in this show prove Todorov’s theory
    • Plus, if you think about it, nearly every plot proves it too.
  • 11. Propp’s Theory of Narrative Theory
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