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  1. 1. TZVETAN TODOROV <br />
  2. 2. Equilibrium and Disequilibrium<br />This equilibrium and disequilibrium means a state of balance and unbalance. <br />Tzvetan Todorov beleifs that characters and situations are transformed through narrative cycle, as shown here:<br />
  3. 3. He believed that there are five stages to narrative structure:<br />1. A state of Equilibrium. (All as is if it should be)<br />2. A disruption to that order (by an event)<br />3. A recognition that the disorder has occurred.<br />4. An attempt to repair the damage.<br />5. A return or restoration to start a <br /> NEW equilibrium. <br />Tzvetan Todorov Argues that narrative involves a transformation. The characters or the situations are transformed through the progress of disruption.<br />
  4. 4. “In the western, the gangster and the detective films, disruption is always figured literally- as physical force”<br />Quoting Todorov from the Stuart Price Media Studies book.<br />
  5. 5. This quote explains how narrative works and can be applied to any media piece for instance...<br />James bond:<br />the equilibrium being world piece <br />disruption being some type of villain<br />the recognition is ‘bond’ being set a mission <br />the attempt to repair this would be the mission<br />balance is restored when bond defeats the villain. <br />This is a common narrative for any type of action film but depending <br />on the genre of the film, a different narrative will occur.<br />