Joshua Askew
Propp argued that whilst stories
contained surface differences
they could be boiled down into 8
character roles with 31 fu...
The second theory is that of
binary oppositions, the idea
two theoretical opposites are
strictly defined and set off
again...
Equilibrium theory claims that all
stories are about the fight to return
to Normality.
An event happens prior to the story...
Propp’s theory: In the case of my
trailer I will only have two character
types. The Hero (Anti-Hero) Judi, and
the villain...
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Narrative theories and my media text

media project stuff
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Education      
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Transcripts - Narrative theories and my media text

  • 1. Joshua Askew
  • 2. Propp argued that whilst stories contained surface differences they could be boiled down into 8 character roles with 31 functions. These 8 character types are: The Villain The Hero- he/she seeks something, motivated by an initial ‘lack’. The Donor- provides an object with magical property. The Helper- who aids the hero. The Princess- The reward for the hero. Her Father- Who rewards the hero. The Dispatcher- who sends the hero on his way. The False hero. This quite evidently is applicable to a fairy tale story and while it has some parallels with modern television it is not always the case.
  • 3. The second theory is that of binary oppositions, the idea two theoretical opposites are strictly defined and set off against one another. It is the contrast between two mutually exclusive terms, such as on and off, up and down, left and right. Within film and the media it can present, but is not limited to: Good VS Evil Youth VS Elderly Youth VS Police People VS Government
  • 4. Equilibrium theory claims that all stories are about the fight to return to Normality. An event happens prior to the story and everything after this is about returning to a state of normality or “equilibrium”.
  • 5. Propp’s theory: In the case of my trailer I will only have two character types. The Hero (Anti-Hero) Judi, and the villain David. Thus fitting the idea that all stories conform to a form of archetypal characters. Binary oppositions: The oppositions in my trailer would be Good VS Evil and perhaps even vigilantly justice vs the law. Equilibrium theory: The state of equilibrium being regained would be that of one less serial killer being on the streets.