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Deconstructing Our Micro drama

In this we use many aspects of narrative such as; a narrative


enigma, binary opposition, different character archetypes.

When considering Roland Barthes narrative enigma we used


one of our characters feet walking into the camera shot, not
showing his face and therefore creating a narrative enigma for
the audience.
Looking at Levi-Strauss’ binary opposition we used the main
character as a typical higher middle class man and the binary
opposite to him was our second character shown as a working
class paper boy.
We also used Propp’s character archetypes; Harry (the paper
boy) takes the character type of The Donor. He does this
because he is the first character the Hero (Charlie, the main
character) meets and the donor gives the Hero a newspaper
therefore setting him on his way. The other character types
could be used but are unknown which relates back to the
narrative enigma.

Mise-en-scene is used as we used character props such as the


paperboy’s flat cap; we used this to signify his standing in
society, this represents him as a working class citizen. As well
as this we included a newspaper in our micro drama, this is the
magical object given from the Donor to the Hero. We chose our
setting to represent office blocks this provides anchorage for
the theme of a working class man.

We have aimed this micro drama at people of the age range of


15-30 year old males. We have chosen this because within our
micro drama the main theme is of action and this will appeal
more to males. In our micro drama our cast is fully male, this
will appeal less to the female audience as they will have no
character to relate too.

Considering representations we have included in our micro


drama males from the age range of 20-30. This signifies an
action film and shows a distinct lack of romance within the
micro drama.