The Story Teaches Us About The Art Of Storytelling

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The story teaches us about the art of storytelling. “Happy Endings” is broken down to 6 sub-stories. Story A with nothing amazing but explaining that the two characters have a regular life. Each story after this one gives the reader more and more drama than the story before it. The more drama which is added the more the reader is actually drawn into the story. How a person actually got to the place will draw a reader into a story. Why that person did what they did will intrigue the audience more than stating “this person did this.” Who that character is as a person will connect people to that character than an underdeveloped character. The ending of the story explains this when she wrote: “Now try How and Why.” How a person got to the place they are at is one of the most important factors in a story. Story A begins by stating
John and Mary fall in love and get married. They both have worthwhile and remunerative jobs which they find stimulating and challenging. They buy a charming house. Real estate values go up. Eventually, when they can afford live-in help, they have two children, to whom they are devoted. The children turn out well. (Atwood 1)
The readers will not be drawn into a story if the story does not explain the “How.” How did John and Mary fall in love. How were their jobs stimulating and challenging. Readers want the “How” to be explained. People will not be invested into a storyline if it is as bland as this. One of my favorite tv shows to watch is…
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