Game of Thrones - Narrative Notes

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  • Game of Thrones - Narrative
    • Propp Character types
      • Hero
        • Ned, Daenerys.
      • Villain
        • Joffrey/The Hound/the mountain
      • Princess
      • Dispatcher
        • Lysa Arryn/ Catelyn Stark
      • Helper
        • tyrion, jorah
      • Donor
        • varys
        • littlefinger
      • King
        • Robert Baratheon
      • False Hero
        • Theon, viserys
    • Roland Barthes
      • Cultural Codes
        • direwolves
        • Winterfell
        • dragon eggs
        • family sigil eg.direwolf, lions, deer
      • symbolic codes
        • the iron throne - represents power
      • hermaneutic code (not fully explained)
        • the white walkers
        • Details about Robert's Rebellion
        • the purpose of the wall
      • proaretic code
        • weapons, threats of war, disputes
      • enigma code
        • who will sit on the throne in the end?
        • what happened to Benjen Stark?
        • Will Bran die? Will he wake up? (S01E01)
        • who is the little girl with blue eyes?
      • action code (sign something is about to happen)
        • first episode 'winter is coming'
          • horses running away before white walkers kill nights watch men.
    • Todorov
      • equilibrium
        • Robert Baratheon's rebellion is over, peace in Winterfell
      • disruption
        • Jon Arryn's death, king coming to winterfell
      • recognised/ reinforced disruption
        • rising tension between starks and lannisters
        • Ned confronting the king
      • resoultion
        • Ned Stark's death
      • new equilibrium
        • Joffrey is now King
    • Points to consider
      • Dramatic episode usually episode 9/10
        • eg. red wedding, Ned Stark's beheading
      • Last episode usually features all main characters.
        • last taste of character's narrative before hiatus
      • shown on sky1 exclusively
      • main plot - seven families warring for control of the iron throne
      • multi-strand narrative
      • Iconography/ style
        • knights, armour, weapons, horses
        • winterfell
        • the iron thrones
        • snow
        • wolves
      • Fantasy drama
        • Gritty
        • British actors eg. sean bean, mark addy
        • magic, mythical creatures, production design.
      • hour long episode, no adverts, 10 episodes p/season - currently on s4
    • seven story types
      • faust - selling your soul to the devil may bring riches but eventually..
        • Ned becoming hand of the king.
      • circe - the chase
      • orpheus - the loss of something personal
        • Ned Stark's death
        • loss of winterfell
      • cinderella - the dream come true
        • Sansa's betrothal to Joffrey
      • romeo and juliet - the love story
        • Sansa + Joffrey
      • achilles - the flawess
        • Ned Stark's family/life in winterfell
    • Levi-strauss
      • Poor vs rich
      • good vs evil
      • man vs animals
      • winter vs summer

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