Narratologische Analyse eines Avatars am Beispiel von "Dark Souls"

Narratological analysis of an avatar in „Dark souls”

  • The medium of videogames has not been sufficiently explored by narratologists yet. However, this medium has unique challenges to offer to any narratologists. In this paper, I will explain what challenges narratology has to face when analyzing an avatar: how can a story be told if the person who the story is told to controls the protagonist? To answer this question, it is important to be able to analyze this avatar first. To this end, I will point out unique characteristics of videogame characters. After establishing those, I will suggest ways to analyze the avatar on a narratological basis as a ground work towards answering the previous, big question of narratology in the medium of videogames.

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Author:Alexander Q. A. Held
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Referee:Felix GiesaORCiDGND, Ute DettmarORCiDGND
Document Type:Bachelor Thesis
Date of Publication (online):2022/04/28
Year of first Publication:2019
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Granting Institution:Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
Release Date:2022/04/28
Tag:Avatar; Dark Souls; Narratology; Videogame
Page Number:40
Last Page:38
Institutes:Neuere Philologien / Neuere Philologien
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht