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What is a 'Hermeneutic Code'?

An enigma code

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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?

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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

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What is a 'Proairetic Code'?

An action code

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What is an action code?

A narrative device by which a resolution is produced through action e.g. a shoot out.

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Where are action codes often considered to be present?

Within the male genre.

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What is the effect of an action code?

Resolves the enigma