Tzvetan Todorov b. 1939. A central figure in French structuralism, Tzvetan Todorov is best know for advocating the scientific study of narrative, modeled on linguistics, for which he coined the now-standard term narratology . (2097)
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A central figure in French structuralism, Tzvetan Todorov is best know for advocating the scientific study of narrative, modeled on linguistics, for which he coined the now-standard term narratology. (2097)
“Structural Analysis of Narrative” seek to develop a “poetics” or a theoretical study of literary techniques and categories.(2097)
2. The very use of these terms is unnecessary, even harmful, since the novel is “a living thing, all one and continuous.” (2101)
X tries to avoid being punished→
→1. Y violates a law
2. Y believes that X is not violating the law
→Y does not punish X
(a) The characters correspond to proper nouns.
(b) There is always a verb here: violate, punish, avoid. They denote the action which modifies the preceding situation.
(c) The Adjective.
(a) Legends--- the genre of the imperative.
(b) Fairy tales---the genre of the optative.
(a) Study of narrative syntax: each clause can be rewritten as an entire sequence.
(b) Study of theme: study the concrete actions.
(c) Study of rhetoric: examine the verbal medium.