In what kind of media narratives can be found?
- Comic strips and animation
- Computer games
- Soap operas
What are the characteristics of a closed narrative?
- Complete story with an end
- Few central characters
- Hierarchy of characters (central, supporting, extras, etc.)
- Character roles (hero, villain, etc.)
- Time compressed
- Events particular to this story, no necessary ressemblance with real world
- Audience know characters only from this story
What are the characteristics of a open narrative ?
- On-goingstory line
- Many characters
- No hierarchy, characters shift in/out
- Characterroles shift
- Time =real world time
- Many include reference to real life events
- Audience have memory of previous episodes