Narrative Structure research
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Narrative Structure ResearchWhat is the Narrative Structure?Is the general framework that determines the order, The nine-act structure…manner and layout in which the narrative is presented Was created by David Siegel, beginning with act zero it acts asto the audience. the back story of the film about the characters and story…The three act structure Act 1- the opening, setting the scene of the film.consists of… Act 2- Conflict – something bad happens.1st – SETUP The location and Characters Act 3 – The audience meet the hero and the development of the2nd CONFLICT – an obstacle characters happen also within this act.3rd RESOLUTION – culminating in a climax Act 4 – The character commits to a course of action. Act 5 – Character goes for the wrong goal, ending with the protagonist at the lowest point in the story. Act 6 – begins with everything at its worst, the character starts to make sense of the information leading to… Act 7 – When a new plan of action is developed. Act 8 – this act ties up all of the loose ends. Act 9 – ends and closes the story/film.
Narrative TheoristsTorodov – Suggested that stories start with any opposingforces in balance, this is disrupted by an event setting aseries of other events. Along the way these problems aresolved and restored to the world of fiction.However…Propp- Analysed a range of folk tales and identified thefollowing roles and narrative functions…1. The villain(s)2. The hero3. The donor – who provides an object with some magicproperty.4. The helper who aids the hero.5. The princess (the sought for person) – reward for thehero and object of the villain’s schemes.6. Her father – who rewards the hero.7. The dispatcher – who sends the hero on his way.8. The false hero