This week you will prepare a Cause and Effect Essay (assignment directions are in the Topic 4 Folder). Watch the local news or go online and read news as presented….
Application of Vladimir Propp's Functions to Movie Mulan
This assignment asks you to apply Vladimir Propp’s functions to the Disney movie Mulan in 1998. Please talk about how screenwriter uses basic elements of Propp’s function to construct the story, but may also use them in a playful or challenging way. In your paper, you should apply the story structure in the following ways: by showing how Mulan is structured along the lines of heroin’s journey that uses these basic story patterns. For example, screenwriters will sometimes use these elements in narratives that are not pure fantasy. Strive for a level of sophistication in your understanding. You should point out, for example, how Propp’s functions are often jumbled in our popular culture narratives and explore why those deviations might occur. Please show your understanding of Vladimir Propp’s functions, your ability to apply these structures, and the fluency of your writing.