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Todorov’s media

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Todorov’s media

  1. 1. Todorov’s Narrative Theory
  2. 2. These are the expected stages of a narrative. Equilibrium Disequilibrium New Equilibrium
  3. 3. <ul><li>Definition; </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative is the coherence/organisation given to a series of facts. </li></ul><ul><li>The human mind need narrative so it can make sense of thing. We connect events up in our minds and make interpretations based on those connections. In everything we seek a beginning, a middle and an end. </li></ul><ul><li>The Theory </li></ul><ul><li>There are 5 stages: </li></ul><ul><li>A state of equilibrium – all is as it should be </li></ul><ul><li>Adisruption – by an event </li></ul><ul><li>A recognition - that the disruption had happened </li></ul><ul><li>An attempt to repair the damage – from the disruption </li></ul><ul><li>A return or restoration of a new equilibrium </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Todorov argues that narrative involves a transformation. The characters or the situations are transformed through the progress of the disruption. </li></ul>

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