Media Studies- Question 1

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TODOROV
Narratives are event-driven and generally follow the cycle: Equilibrium, disequilibrium, reparation, new equilibrium
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PROPP
Spheres of action- Narratives are character-driven in that the actions of certain role types move things forward- e.g. Hero, Villain, Dispatcher, Helper.
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LEVI-STRAUSS
Binary oppositions- Narratives are based on the tension or conflict between opposites- e.g. good/evil, hope/despair, freedom/oppression, age/youth, dream/reality
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Barthes
Enigma and action codes. Enigma: anything that creates a question (could be a gasp or facial expression) and then the action- anything that answers the question (what they're gasping at or what their facial expression is from.)
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Story
The events that happen
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Narrative
The way those events are structured
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Spheres of action- Narratives are character-driven in that the actions of certain role types move things forward- e.g. Hero, Villain, Dispatcher, Helper.

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Binary oppositions- Narratives are based on the tension or conflict between opposites- e.g. good/evil, hope/despair, freedom/oppression, age/youth, dream/reality

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Enigma and action codes. Enigma: anything that creates a question (could be a gasp or facial expression) and then the action- anything that answers the question (what they're gasping at or what their facial expression is from.)

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The events that happen

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