Chap 3 and 5

Chap 3 and 5 - The Idea of narrative 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A...

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The Idea of narrative A Narrative is a Story: 1. Narrative in a news story: “under the facts and details of any given news item there is a story” 2. Journalists: identify and organize to elucidate the narrative 3. We are storytelling species (we respond to, and create, abstraction and symbols) 4. Stories are a way to organize our lives 5. Narratives serve as frames to convey information
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The Idea of narrative Narrative is a Type of Movie: 1. Movies devoted to conveying a story: Fiction or fictionalized versions of actual events 1. Narrative is a way of structuring fictional or fictionalized stories presented in narrative films. With multiple characters and conflicts… 1. The way movie stories are constructed and presented in order to engage, involve, and orient the audience (through exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and denouement (resolution) 1. Selectively conforming to or diverging from audience expectations of storytelling
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The Idea of narrative Narrative is the way content is organized: selected and arranged in a cause and effect sequence of events occurring over time 1. One event leads to another in a recognizable progression 1. Narrative is is not simply the telling of a fictional story , it is the structural quality of all (movies) 1. Events do not need to be arranged in a conventional order (chronology) to employ narrative organization (causality motivated by emotion). Here the audience is more participatory: it has to actively engage to recognize the connections presented (and resemble events into a chronology that will allow them to fully comprehend the story)
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The Idea of narrative 1. Causality motivated by cause and effect: one event leads to another, and another and another. Decisions are made which lead to actions, which
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course COGN 21 taught by Professor Goldberg during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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Chap 3 and 5 - The Idea of narrative 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A...

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