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Narrative Theory - Frozen

Narrative Theory - FrozenTodorov

The TheoryThe five stages to this theory are based around an equilibrium.The Disney film, Frozen is just one example of this theory in practise.

Stage 1The narrative form an initial equilibrium. In the case of Frozen, the two sisters can be seen happily living together, surrounded by friends and family.

Stage 2A disruption in the equilibrium by an event.In the case of frozen this is where Anna makes a leap Elsa wasn't prepared for and the blast of power meant to create a pile of snow hits Anna in the head, knocking her out and turning several strands of her hair white.

Stage 3The realisation that a disruption has happened. In Frozen this is when Elsa is unable to contain her emotions, she makes a violent sweep with her left arm, causing a barrier of sharp icicles to suddenly appear around her. Shocked at the room's reaction to her powers, Elsa rushes from the room. The realisation that everyone knows0, even Anna, what she has trying to hide causes the whole world to freeze over in the middle of summer.

Stage 4An attempt to repair the damage of the disruption.This is when Anna sets off on an adventure to try and bring her sister home before the whole world freezes to death.

Stage 5The restoration of the equilibrium, which might also be a new equilibrium. In the case of Frozen this is when Elsa returns and manages to rid the world of the cold, restoring the climate to the way it was before.