The Butterfly Effect Narrative Essay
Art of The Moving Image
November 28, 2007
The Butterfly Effect Narrative form is simply “a type of filmic organization in which the parts relate to one another through a series of casually related events taking place in time and space.” Narration usually occurs in a cause-effect relationship. There are many factors of narration but range and depth are the most important.
The range refers to how much we know in the plot. Range connects characters and the audience through shared knowledge. One example of range in a story is ‘restricted knowledge’ where we can only discover things with the characters, meaning that we don’t know more than the characters know. On the other hand there is something …show more content…
The narration of The Butterfly Effect is restricted. We only know things that Evan knows, and we, the audience, gets to learn along with Evan how to fix his problems that he caused by just changing a single thing in his life. In a way, through out the movie we are in Evan’s head because as he blacks out, we blackout as well. Evan’s blackouts make our own minds and imagination try to figure out what happened in between the blackouts. We only figure out what happens during Evan’s