2. Equilibrium Disequilibrium New Equilibrium 3. The expected stages of a narrative Like most narratives there is a beginning, middle and end. Todorovs 5 stages of narrative are: A state of equilibrium A disruption of that order The recognition that the order has been disrupted An attempt to repair the damage A state of new equilibrium 4. This type of narrative structure is commonly seen throughout many films.It is easily recognisable and familiar.