10-31 WHAT IS A TROPE

10-31 WHAT IS A TROPE - Originated by. Long-Lost Twin...

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WHAT IS A TROPE
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A common theme Vampires Star-crossed lovers Originated by. Long-Lost Twin Originated by The Love Square (or love polygon) Originated by 1. repeated again and again in plays and musicals 2. A familiar pattern or plot device 3. A style, symbol, or character that comes up repeatedly in a particular genre HOW IS A TROPE REVEALED? Tropes can be revealed through: 1. Characters 2. Plot 3. Settings SHAKESPEARE’S TROPES - Shakespeare’s work has been a major influence on fiction for over 400 years - Highly influential - You can talk a lot about him.
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TROPE #1Vampires Star-crossed lovers Originated by. Long-Lost Twin Originated by The Love Square (or love polygon) Originated by
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Romeo and JulietVampires Star-crossed lovers Originated by. Long-Lost Twin Originated by The Love Square (or love polygon) Originated by West-side story Grease Urinetown
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TROPE #2Vampires Star-crossed lovers
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Unformatted text preview: Originated by. Long-Lost Twin Originated by The Love Square (or love polygon) Originated by The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth NightVampires Star-crossed lovers Originated by. Long-Lost Twin Originated by The Love Square (or love polygon) Originated by Sister, Sister Parent Trap TROPE #3Vampires Star-crossed lovers Originated by. Long-Lost Twin Originated by The Love Square (or love polygon) Originated by A midsummer Nights DreamVampires Star-crossed lovers Originated by. Long-Lost Twin Originated by The Love Square (or love polygon) Originated by WHY ARE TROPES A GOOD THING?-Tropes make it easy for audience to relate to the story.-Classical tropes are safe WHY ARE TROPES A BAD THING?-Overused; lack creativity-Classical tropes can be interpreted as the only good or right way to tell a story...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course THET 110 taught by Professor Dail during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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