CMT Week 5 Questionnaire
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What does narrative mean ?
Narrative is the structure of events organised in some kind of order to tell a story.
What does any kind of media ?
Any kind of media tells a story.
What do all cultures have in common?
All cultures use stories to make sense to understand the world.
Who was Vladimir Propp ?
He was a russian critic and folklorist, which examined lots of folk tales and grouped characters and actions.
According to Vladimir Propp, how many character roles can we recognize in a narrative story?
According to Vladimir Propp, we can recognize 8 character roles.
Who are the character roles?
- 1. Hero
- 2. Villain
- 3. Donor
- 4. Helper
- 5. Heroine/Princess (or the victim)
- 6. Father
- 7. Dispatcher
- 8. False Hero
What does the hero?
The hero seeks something.
What does the villain ?
He is competition with the hero.
What does the donor ?
He provides magical object.
What does the helper ?
He helps the hero.
What does the Heroine ?
- She is the victim and needs help.
- She is the object of the villain and a reward for the hero.
What does the father ?
He rewards the hero.
What does the dispatcher ?
He sends the hero on his way.
What does the false hero ?
He sets out to undermine hero’s quest by pretending to help, often unmasked at the end.
What is a social order?
It is a concept referring to the stereotypes or associations that society has conserved and perpetuated over the years.
Give an example of a social order
- In a fairytale the princess is passive and defenceless. However female are nowadays more represented and fit in the hero character role as well.
- e.g: Tome Rider is a female hero for instance played by Angelina Jolie.
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