The importance of narrative and narratology

The short animated film we watched at the start of this unit makes some big claims about the importance of narrative in human life. It also made some equally big claims about why it is so important we are therefore able to understand how narratives are put together and how they work. To explore each of these claims in more detail, click on the following links:

Narrative in human life

Benefits of narrative

Dangers of narrative

Value of narratology

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