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Why do we tell stories?

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Natalie McClain

on 13 June 2016

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Transcript of Why do we tell stories?

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
"The single story creates stereotypes. And the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete.
Elementary
When his father reveals to him the full story of his assassination attempt, Sherlock finds it easier to trust him and it helps him to solve who hired the assassin to kill him.
All stories have beginnings, just some come after
Natalie McClain
Why do we tell stories?
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We tell stories to find truth in the world and a complete story
Captain America
This story culminates with the villain showing Iron Man what really happened on December 16, 1991, the night of his parents' death.
Released
1968
Released
1944
CAT!
"A high-school senior named Hae Min Lee disappeared one day after school in 1999, in Baltimore County, Maryland. A month later, her body was found in a city park. She'd been strangled. Her 17-year-old ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was arrested for the crime, and within a year, he was sentenced to life in prison. . . She discovered that the trial covered up a far more complicated story than the jury – or the public – ever got to hear. . . In Season One of Serial, [Sarah Koenig] looks for answers."
Civil War
From a High Tower
People are more likely to trust and care about one another after stories are told, because they are told to reveal the truth.
The original Armitage story
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