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Department
English
Course
EN119
Professor
Andrea Austin
Semester
Winter

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Week 1 Lecture 1 – January 8 , 2013 Intro What makes a story “best loved” and why? (Iconic) - Why do we tell stories? o All cultures in all periods of time across the globe have told stories (basic fact about human history) o Passing down culture and tradition, way of communicating from one person to the next o A form of human interaction, human experience, human emotion - Troy o “there are no pacts between lions and men”  Achilles’ words as Homer wrote them over 2000 years ago - Payoff o Older generations of humans, stories are important for survival of finding food and necessary resources, and danger  Depending on other people in the group, developing relationships depending on emotions and experiences are expressed and transmitted by stories o Thrilling to hear about something dangerous happening to another person, however you did not have to personally experience it o We are social animals that live in groups  Words, speeches, stories he
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