Theories: Tzvetan Todorov

Tzvetan Todorov came up with the narrative theory that every scene or plot had this structure

1) Equilibrium: The normal state at the beginning of the text, any opposing forces are in balance

2) Disruption: An action or conflict introduced into the narrative

  • Recognition of distribution: After some time the action to conflict is noticed by the protagonist as it starts to effect their lives.
  • Attempt to repair: Often brings out the change in characters

3) New/Return equilibrium: The conflict is resolved and the narrative strands are tied together.

 

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