By Lewis Hill
Narrative Structures:
My book is based in an open narrative, which
means that it doesn’t end or have a defin...
By Lewis Hill
Multi-Strand stories are things like soaps that
have one underlining story, but then have lots
of little sto...
By Lewis Hill
like Superman, something that is sci-fi or
fantasy is classed as non-realistic.
My book would be classed as ...
By Lewis Hill
What my story doesn’t have is an Enigma,
which is something or someone that is difficult
to understand and c...
By Lewis Hill
but then on the last page Captain Claw says he
will be back, which makes my book an open
narrative.
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Narrative structures Lewis Hill

Narrative structures lewis hill
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. By Lewis Hill Narrative Structures: My book is based in an open narrative, which means that it doesn’t end or have a definite finish. You mainly find open narrative in television soaps, like East Enders or Coronation Street. These are shows, which are continuous with one underlining story, but then it has multiple stories built up on top of it. The opposite of an open narrative is a closed narrative; this is when the story comes to a close within the episode or series. For example, Broadchurch is a closed narrative because it is based on a boy’s murder, which comes to a conclusion at the send of the series. Single Strand stories are when the story is just one storyline that continues throughout the whole narrative, whether it’s a book or a film. I would class my book as single strand as it mainly focuses on one story.
  • 2. By Lewis Hill Multi-Strand stories are things like soaps that have one underlining story, but then have lots of little stories added on top of the main storyline. A story that is linear means that its scenes or chapters are set in order and there are no deformities throughout the story, for example The Gruffalo. A non-linear story is something that is not in order, for example if a show has flashbacks or there are many scenes of different stories. My book, I feel is a linear story because I just follow one story line of Perry trying to save Patty. Realist shows are stories that reflect reality and everyday life of an average human being; it can be something as simple as a soap drama or as drastic as Sherlock. Where it is possible that a scenario like that could happen. A non-realistic story is when something that isn’t likely to happen, for example an alien invasion or someone gaining superhero powers
  • 3. By Lewis Hill like Superman, something that is sci-fi or fantasy is classed as non-realistic. My book would be classed as non-realistic because a polar bear becoming a pirate and being knocked out by a penguin is highly unlikely. Narrative Components: A good story needs most of these components to be entertaining and to really draw the audience in. The start of a story needs an opening, where something happens and then the rest of the story can build on the opening. In my book the opening is patty getting kidnapped by Captain Claw. To really drive the story it needs good conflict, maybe not in a physical way but the conflict could be a battle of poverty or a an illness. In my case though it is conflict between a penguin and a polar bear, which makes it a physical and mental conflict.
  • 4. By Lewis Hill What my story doesn’t have is an Enigma, which is something or someone that is difficult to understand and can be hard to work out. This is mainly used in murder mystery shows like Midsummer Murders or Death in Paradise. Where someone dies and then you don’t know who killed them right up until the very end. Climaxes in a story are very important as it means that there is a change of fate in the story, so it could all be going badly for the main character and then suddenly he they win the lottery. A good example of a climax would be Karate Kid where half way through the film he starts to believe in himself. Some stories manipulate or change time and space, a great example of this is Doctor Who, which is about a mad man in a box traveling with a companion throughout time and space. My book does not contain anything like this. Every story needs an end or a resolution to the story. My book ends with the two penguins waddling away from the burning ship,
  • 5. By Lewis Hill but then on the last page Captain Claw says he will be back, which makes my book an open narrative.

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