Friday, July 25, 2014
Narrative Mapping on an Angry Birds Trajectory?
Roland: A story starts off with characters. A problem, it may be another character, or an event like a war, ushers in a problem. A conflict ensues. A resolution emerges.
Raymond: Similar to what Bremond calls a state of deficiency or a satisfactory state, progressing through a procedure of improvement and ends usually with the establishment of a satisfactory state?
Roland: It begins at A, rising to B, and falls back to C. We might call this a narrative trajectory. Like mapping an Angry Birds trajectory.
Raymond: Classical narratives such as fairy tales might be mapped like this. But what about post-classical narratives, with flashbacks and flashforwards? An Angry Birds trajectory can’t show that.
The answer to what a post-classical narrative trajectory looks is a flashback to tomorrow’s post.