Why Story?

  • Erik Knudsen


This chapter will look at why we want to tell stories. Why are stories important? Indeed, why are they necessary? What is their relationship to feelings, emotions and the intellect? As storytellers, what is it we are trying to achieve by communicating from one human to another? This is such a vast subject that we shall briefly touch on it in the sense of understanding the relationship between lived experience and story structures.


Story Narrative Feelings Emotions Story resonance Transcendental realism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Knudsen
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  1. 1.University of Central LancashirePrestonUK

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