Flashcards in Narrative Theory And Concept Deck (8)
These narratives play with time order which the story is shown and may include flashbacks
Todorov suggested that all stories are based on a change from equilibrium where everything is in order to disequilibrium where its chaotic and in disorder. This also addressed as stability vs instability.
Roland barthes identified that narratives were often drawn out of the conflicts of oppositions> good vs evil/ strong vs weak
Roland barthes(enigma code)
Texts can often tease the audience with mysterious or unexplained elements to draw them into the narrative.
Most texts have closure or closed ending where all the problems are resolved an all of the questions have been answered
Some texts have an open ending and leave some elements a mystery
Very often, narratives use exposition where characters explain essential parts of the plot which can include voice over or sub-titles