Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Narrative Theory 

Roland Barthes narrative theory claims that a narrative can be broken down into five codes or sets of rules. 

  • Action code: Applies to any action that implies a further narrative action.
  • Cultural code: An element in the narrative that is dependent on peoples knowledge of how the world works.
  • Enigma code: Refers to any element in a story that is not explained and therefore exists as an enigma
  • Semantic code: An element in a text that suggests an additional meaning by connotations.
  • Symbolic code: Similar to semantic codes, but cover a wider level where new meanings arise.

No comments:

Post a Comment