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Non-linear narratives

These narratives play with time order which the story is shown and may include flashbacks

2

Todorov (disequilibrium)

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.

3

Binary opposition

Roland barthes identified that narratives were often drawn out of the conflicts of oppositions> good vs evil/ strong vs weak

4

Roland barthes(enigma code)

Texts can often tease the audience with mysterious or unexplained elements to draw them into the narrative.

5

Closure

Most texts have closure or closed ending where all the problems are resolved an all of the questions have been answered

6

Opening ending

Some texts have an open ending and leave some elements a mystery

7

Exposition

Very often, narratives use exposition where characters explain essential parts of the plot which can include voice over or sub-titles

8

Linear narratives

Linear narrative are stories that have a beginning, middle and end which happen in time order.