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Narrative Chapter 4
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Defining Narrative “an account of a string of events occurring in space and time” (62) It must have ORDER Goal orientated Russian narrative theorist Tzvetlan Todorov : equilibrium, disequilibrium and restoration of equilibrium Obstacles
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Framing the Fictional World Non-diegetic (extradiegetic): opening/closing credits. Soundtrack (background music) Diegesis: ‘world of the story’
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Selecting and Organizing events Russian theorists: Fabula (story) and Syuzhet (plot) Distinction between fabula and syuzhet
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Unformatted text preview: reveals important aspects of structure, character and theme. Narrative Structure • Three (or Four) Act • Exposition • Complications/Obstacles • Epilogue (denouement) His Girl Friday (1941, Howard Hawks) Alternatives • More Acts • Frame narrative • Episodic Beyond Structure • Clarity • Unity • Characters • Closure • “unobtrusive craftsmanship” Perspective and Meaning • Restricted Narration • Character subjectivity • Point of view shot...
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