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|Issue Date:||2008-12-16 15:00:25 (UTC+8)|
Television drama programs are always originated from the immediate society where the stories portray. By utilizing common social values and shared sign systems, television drama programs represent the mental structure and life styles of the audience to whom they are aimed to influence. Following the same line, we may say that different drama genres also reveal varied social myths embedded in the human cognition. Dramatic theories from K. Burke, E. Scribe, V. Sadour, and structural methods from V. Propp were employed here to analyze 87 television dramatic programs collected in 1994. It is found that current drama episodes, which were generally developed to depict the modern lives in Taiwan, have included such major genres as gangster, medical, community, campus, family, and law types. Interestingly, each of these genres has its unique formula in the story structure, while each formula afro reflects the characteristic of the genre to which it belongs. Our data show that stories of justice and benevolence were represented most frequently in Taiwan's television drama series. Humanities, harmony, care, as well as right courses, wisdom, cooperation, and joy were the themes that could most commonly be found in TV drama stories. The way bow such contents were presented, however, was quite different from the daily life that the news media have presented. The study concludes that television drama programs did reconstruct the Taiwan society by using a specific linguistic form to describe the ideal relationships of the community with the Heaven. It seems that the final success in life and idealized relationships with the external world were the myths constructed by the television drama programs in Taiwan.
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