Narrative Theorists

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Todorov
NARRATIVE THEORY: Cycles of Disruption and Revolution; equilibrium, disequilibrium, new equilibrium
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Propp
NARRATIVE THEORY: Character Roles
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Levi Strauss
NARRATIVE THEORY: Binary Opposites; eg. Capitol vs Districts, Rich vs Poor etc
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Barthes
NARRATIVE THEORY: Enigma, (MacGuffin) an object that the plot revolves around, but the object has o specific meaning. e.g. the ring in LOTR
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What are Propp's Character Roles?
NARRATIVE THEORY: Hero, Vilian, Donor, Helper, Princess, Princesses Father, The Dispatcher, The False Hero
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Blumler & Katz
AUDIENCE THEORY: 1, Information, 2, Social Interaction, 3, Identity, 4, Entertainment, 5, To escape stress
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Social Grade Classification
AUDIENCE THEORY: ABC1 Theory, A, B, C1, C2, D, E
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Young and Rubicam
AUDIENCE THEORY: Mainstreamers, Explorers, Aspirers, Reformers, Succeeders, Constrained
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Who are the audience?
Anyone who consumes the piece of media.
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What are the four key concepts?
Language, Institutions, Audience and Representations
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