Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Narrative Theory

Narrative Theory.
This is the way a story is told both fictional and non-fictional media texts.
 Many different fairy tails have been studied and analysed, the conclusion that has been made that characters and their actions define roles and functions. there are these similarities in numerous stories just dealt and shown in different ways. 
Character Roles:
The hero (seeks something)
The villain ( opposes the hero) 
The donor ( help the hero by providing magical object)
The dispatcher (send the hero on his way)
The false hero ( falsely assuming the role of a hero)
The helper (gives support to the hero)
The princess (the reward for the hero, but also needs protection from the villain)
The princesses father
The villain (causing problems)

The narrative works with five different codes which activate the reader to make sense of it.
Action - a narrative device by which a resolution is produced through action, e.g. shoot-out
Engima - a narrative device that teases the audience by presenting puzzle or riddle to be solved. works to delay the story ending pleasurably.
symbolic - ( connotation)
semic - (denotation)
cultural - a narrative device which the audience can recognize as being part of a culture e.g. a "made man" in a gangster film is part of the mafia culture.

Within class we looked at narrative theory and in groups came up with what we felt suited ticked all the boxes, we came up with frozen, we felts that all the characters in this are to do with narrative theory, even though there is more characters that needed the main ones throughout the film fit in with the narrative theory.

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