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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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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2008 for the course RTVF 1320 taught by Professor Larke-walsh during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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