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Narrative 1


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Narrative 1

  1. 1. Media Studies Narrative
  2. 2. Narrative <ul><li>This relates to the analysis section of the Music Video coursework Blog </li></ul><ul><li>It is also relevant to Question 1(a) of the G325 Critical Perspectives in Media examination </li></ul>
  3. 3. Narrative <ul><li>What is ‘narrative’? </li></ul><ul><li>Story </li></ul><ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative is the way the story is organised </li></ul>
  4. 4. Narrative <ul><li>Elements of Narrative: </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Closure </li></ul><ul><li>Enigma </li></ul>
  5. 5. Narrative <ul><li>Classical Hollywood Narratives: </li></ul><ul><li>Linear </li></ul><ul><li>Few, if any, sub-plots </li></ul><ul><li>Tendency towards closure </li></ul>
  6. 6. Narrative <ul><li>Theories of Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>1) Todorov </li></ul><ul><li>Equilibrium </li></ul><ul><li>Disruption </li></ul><ul><li>Resolution </li></ul><ul><li>New Equilibrium </li></ul>
  7. 7. Narrative <ul><li>2) Propp </li></ul><ul><li>Analysed folk stories </li></ul><ul><li>8 Key Character Roles: </li></ul>
  8. 8. Narrative <ul><li>1. The Hero </li></ul><ul><li>2. The Villain </li></ul><ul><li>3. The Donor (Provider) </li></ul><ul><li>4. The Helper </li></ul><ul><li>5. The Father </li></ul><ul><li>6. The Dispatcher </li></ul><ul><li>7. The Princess </li></ul><ul><li>8. The False Hero </li></ul>