The first act, or opening narration, is usually used for exposition, to establish the main characters, their relationships, and the world they live in. Later in the first act, a dynamic incident occurs, known as the inciting incident , or catalyst , that confronts the main character (the protagonist ).
The narration continues after Stansfield is informed that his journey into space will take forty years: Commander Douglas Stansfield, astronaut, a man about to embark on one of history's longest journeys: forty years out into endless space and hopefully back again. This is the beginning, the first step towards man's longest leap into the unknown.
Narrativ (von lateinisch narratio ‚Erzählung‘) steht für: . Narrativ (Sozialwissenschaften), sinnstiftende Erzählung für eine Gruppe oder Kultur Narrativ (Grammatik), Kasus oder Modus