Flashcards in Equilibrium: Tzvetan Todorov (Media Language) Deck (8):
Equilibrium - Definition
A state of balance or stability.
Equilibrium is disrupted and ultimately restored.
What did Todorov suggest?
Narratives are linear that follow key points of progression in a chronological order.
Narratives involve characters solving a problem ending in a resolution.
The initial state of equilibrium at the beginning of a narrative.
The narrative is set up through introducing the characters and setting to the audience.
The disruption or breakdown of equilibrium through an event - disequilibrium.
Recognition that the equilibrium has been disrupted.
Attempts to restore the equilibrium.
The narrative develops through attempts to restore and repair the equilibrium.
Successful restoration of equilibrium at the end of the narrative.
However, this is not the same equilibrium as at the start.