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Propps Character Theory
Task
• In groups you have fifteen minutes.
• Choose a recent film you have watched.
• Name the characters in that film.
• What type of character are they and how do you know?
• You could do this as a brainstorm.
• You can choose any recent film you have watched.
• You are going to feedback back to the group.
Types of characters
• These are some of the main characters you could have within
a film:
• Protagonist – hero of the film.
• Antagonist – Villain of the film.
• Sidekick – friend of the main character
• Damsel / love interest – object of desire pursuit.
• Do these roles match the characters you have identified?
Character Theory
• Vladmir Propp analysed over one hundered texts/media and
he identified seven broad character types.
• He believed that you could adapt these types to fit the
characters in all text/media.
Character Theroy
• Propps Theory
• The villain (struggles against the hero)
• The donor (prepares the hero or gives the hero some magical
object)
• The (magical) helper (helps the hero in the quest)
• The princess (person the hero marries, often sought for during
the narrative)
• The false hero (perceived as good character in beginning but
emerges as evil)
• The dispatcher (character who makes the lack known and
sends the hero off)
• The hero or victim/seeker hero, reacts to the donor, weds the
princess
Thor
• Who would the characters be in the film.
• Watch the trailer
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOddp-nlNvQ

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Propps Character Theory

  • 2. Task • In groups you have fifteen minutes. • Choose a recent film you have watched. • Name the characters in that film. • What type of character are they and how do you know? • You could do this as a brainstorm. • You can choose any recent film you have watched. • You are going to feedback back to the group.
  • 3. Types of characters • These are some of the main characters you could have within a film: • Protagonist – hero of the film. • Antagonist – Villain of the film. • Sidekick – friend of the main character • Damsel / love interest – object of desire pursuit. • Do these roles match the characters you have identified?
  • 4. Character Theory • Vladmir Propp analysed over one hundered texts/media and he identified seven broad character types. • He believed that you could adapt these types to fit the characters in all text/media.
  • 5. Character Theroy • Propps Theory • The villain (struggles against the hero) • The donor (prepares the hero or gives the hero some magical object) • The (magical) helper (helps the hero in the quest) • The princess (person the hero marries, often sought for during the narrative) • The false hero (perceived as good character in beginning but emerges as evil) • The dispatcher (character who makes the lack known and sends the hero off) • The hero or victim/seeker hero, reacts to the donor, weds the princess
  • 6. Thor • Who would the characters be in the film. • Watch the trailer • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOddp-nlNvQ
  • 7. Thor • The villain • The donor • The (magical) helper • The princess • The false hero • The dispatcher • The hero or victim/seeker hero • Characters are: • Thor, Odin, Jane, Destroyer, Loki, Heimdall, Erik Selvig
  • 8. Other Characters • Stories alter and change over time consider some of these roles can you name some film examples of these roles. • Reluctant Hero • Anti-hero • Corrupted villain – may have honourable origin or intention. • Femme Fatale • Henchman • Patriarch • Matriarch • In groups you have ten minutes can you identfify any of these characters.