Flashcards in Narrative Codes: Roland Barthes Deck (7):
What is a 'Hermeneutic Code'?
An enigma code
What is an enigma code?
A narrative device that teases the audience by presenting a puzzle or riddle to be solved e.g. Is the hero going to survive?
What is the effect of an enigma code?
Creates suspense by withholding or delaying the answers to particular questions that the narrative sets up which sustains the audience's interest
What is a 'Proairetic Code'?
An action code
What is an action code?
A narrative device by which a resolution is produced through action e.g. a shoot out.
Where are action codes often considered to be present?
Within the male genre.