Narrative Theories

I created this one, on my own with the help of a digital programm


I will explain what Vladimir Propp’s narrative Theory is all about in a short video, which you can find underneath. I thought to visualise it a little bit more, I named some examples.

I also made some Research for other Narrative Theories. I created a Prezi, where the link to follow is below.

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After this Research I decided to especially focuse on the Equilibrium Theory of Tzvetan Todorov. As my Story will include a Woman called Mary who had a ‘normal’ life, just with everday problems. However this equilibrium gets disrupted when she meets the woman – Linda. After that she tries to get her normality back. Which is basically the Equilibrium Theory.

But I will also consider to use Roland Barthes five different codes. As the action of the first scene where Linda gets shot creates mystery as you dont know who the murder is. However Mary will find more details about who it was which gives the audience little clues who it was and how the story may end. This little clues help with the Enigma Code as the audience is left with guessing who the murder of Linda might be.

This task helped to understand to identify narrative characters, but also let me think which one i might want to use in my own production movie. But also in the Video, i learned a little bit more about how angels are working, and which one i might not use in this form. The editing processes helped me to develop further skills which the editing for my film requires. I found it quite difficult to identify which Characters might be used for Props Theory, therefore I decided not to use this Theory.


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