Narrative: the Media as Storytellers

  • James Watson


Although Charles Dickens’ highly opinionated schoolmaster in Hard Times, Mr Gradgrind, insisted that the most important thing in life as in education are ‘facts! facts! and more facts!’ stories are what we remember the most. They arise out of our historical and cultural contexts. They are signifiers of it but they are also modes of explanation: by our stories, as it were, shall we be known; and sometimes such stories have the power of myths to leave all facts — and often reality itself — behind.


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