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    • Todorova theory of disequilibrium
      • Believed every narrative followed the same pattern
        • Equilibrium- the start of the story everything is calm and happy
        • Disequilibrium-something bad happens the hero then has to go on an adventure
        • New equilibrium -The hero wins and calm is restored but the hero has changed
    • Dyers Utopian solution
      • Tv and Film offers us an escape from our harsh lives
        • Exhaustion
          • Energy
            • These are the 4 things you seek when watching tv E.G if you are bored you will want to watch a thriller(Intensity)
        • Bordem
          • Intensity
            • These are the 4 things you seek when watching tv E.G if you are bored you will want to watch a thriller(Intensity)
        • Loneliness
          • Community
          • poor
            • abundance
        • Uses and gratification theory
          • Whenever you watch a film or a TV show you're getting something useful out of it there’s 4 main categories
            • escapism
              • A diversion from the harshness of real life
            • Person relationship
              • learning something about life and how to behave
            • Surveillance
              • finding out about real world events e.g.  The news, documentaries
            • Personal identity
              • learning something about yourself and how you feel
      • Believed every narrative followed the same pattern
        • Equilibrium- the start of the story everything is calm and happy
        • Disequilibrium-something bad happens the hero then has to go on an adventure
        • New equilibrium -The hero wins and calm is restored but the hero has changed

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