NARRATIVE THEORISTS
Tzvetan Todorov
Vladimir Propp
Claude Levi-Strauss
Roland Barthes
Tzvetan Todorov
Vladimir Propp...
TZVETAN TODOROV
Narrative theory:
Todorov is a Bulgarian philosopher that theorised that
a narrative is just made up of...
VLADIMIR PROPP
The 8 character roles:
Propp was a soviet folklorist that theorised that
narrative is determined by 8 di...
CLAUDE LEVI-STRAUSS
Binary Opposition:
Levi-Strauss was a French Emigrant that theorised
that films, including document...
ROLAND BARTHES
Narrative codes:
Barthes theorised that narratives were made up a
series of codes that are used to contr...
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Narrative theorists post 5

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Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. NARRATIVE THEORISTS Tzvetan Todorov Vladimir Propp Claude Levi-Strauss Roland Barthes Tzvetan Todorov Vladimir Propp Claude Levi- Strauss Roland Barthes
  • 2. TZVETAN TODOROV Narrative theory: Todorov is a Bulgarian philosopher that theorised that a narrative is just made up of simple recurring formulas. That film/documentaries start on a equilibrium high whilst enduring a low in-between and ended by a new equilibrium. The characters in it would face a challenge and get through it with light on the other side, making the audience feel for them.
  • 3. VLADIMIR PROPP The 8 character roles: Propp was a soviet folklorist that theorised that narrative is determined by 8 different characters which consist of: the villain, the hero, the dispatcher, false hero, the donor, the helper, princess and the father. Therefore some documentaries consist of these characters and run the narrative.
  • 4. CLAUDE LEVI-STRAUSS Binary Opposition: Levi-Strauss was a French Emigrant that theorised that films, including documentaries, were made up of ‘binary opposites’, where themes followed; -Good vs Evil -Hope vs Fear -Nature vs Machinery, and more.
  • 5. ROLAND BARTHES Narrative codes: Barthes theorised that narratives were made up a series of codes that are used to control what the audience see. He also theorised the ‘enigma code’ where there were always puzzles to be solved in a film/documentary. He said texts may be “open or closed” and that all films would need to be unravelled and presented in a wide range of interpretive meanings.