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  • Storytelling

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    Storytelling Storytelling has helped humankind evolve into a wiser species by allowing those with enough attentiveness and intelligence to learn from the mistakes of their predecessors. The Chinese culture, like many others world wide, base their beliefs largely on stories passed down from generation to generation. Because stories are told and retold, alterations and even new versions appear. Such is the case in " Fa Mu Lan," for more than one version is known to exist to this day. Many

  • The Importance Of Storytelling

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    Storytelling is an art that has advanced and changed throughout the history of civilization. From Dante Alighieri’s; The Divine Comedy and The Epic of Gilgamesh; to modern day storytelling, such as cinematography, comics and more. Human kind has relied on storytelling in order to explain the unexplainable. These stories brought people and civilizations together. Religions took use of this, and allowed civilizations to control their citizens to some extent. Storytelling, has affected much of human

  • Psychology As Storytelling

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    <a href="http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/">Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Storytelling has been with us since the days of campfire and besieging wild animals. It served a number of important functions: amelioration of fears, communication of vital information (regarding survival tactics and the characteristics of animals, for instance), the satisfaction of a sense of order (justice), the development of the ability to hypothesize, predict and introduce

  • Digital Storytelling

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    still graphics, for example Digital Storytelling. Digital Storytelling applies to using new digital tools to help ordinary people to tell their own real-life stories. Digital Storytelling is narrative entertainment that signals, the web, DVDs, and so on Interactivity. The elements of digital story telling is Medias, Action ,Relationship, Context, Communication but some one think Digital story telling is nonlinear storytelling. Elements of Digital Storytelling. Media Formation, it has three

  • Storytelling lost to the documentary

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    This paper will explore documentaries and storytelling as an important part of culture, what a documentary is compared to a story, and how storytelling is abandoned for this modern media. In this world there exists something that we all have in common and upon which the success of our entire civilization rests. It is the almost magical way in which we communicate and understand each other. Simply said, it is storytelling. Storytelling is a very cool, in media terms, interactive experience between

  • Storytelling Contest Winner

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    26“Stories of old have made it known to us”, that The Knight’s Tale and The Miller’s Tale have a strong chance of being victorious in the storytelling contest. The Knight’s Tale ultimately has a stronger chance of winning due to the sheer enjoyment that The Host and the other pilgrims received from the tale overall. The tale was a moral story that also provided entertainment that everyone was bound to love from the moment The Knight began to speak. On the other hand, The Miller’s Tale keeps The Host

  • Importance of Storytelling To Human Progress

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    species that an investigation of what forms of sharing/teaching are most effective – the best stories and the best ways if taking them - naturally came into play. Before long, such activities as storytelling and playing (ritual and drama) have come to the attention of human communities around the world. Storytelling and its dramatic counterpart – playing, have becomes essential to our progress as the species. In the 1920s Mikhail Bakhtin, a Russian philosopher of culture, named the “patron of the humanities

  • The Writer: Architect of Storytelling

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    makes for great storytelling. Though architects and writers create two completely different objects, their worlds are not all that different. Both operate under their own defining set of rules and both have their own set of creative elements to draw from. The final output of their ingenuity relies greatly upon how well each adheres to their own set of rules and how deftly each makes use of their existing creative elements. In the end, I believe the writer is an architect of storytelling. Works Cited

  • Storytelling in Eavan Boland's In a Time of Violence

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    Storytelling in Eavan Boland's In a Time of Violence In her 1994 collection of poems, In a Time of Violence, Eavan Boland presents her readers with a very focused set of controlling ideas. These ideas, centered around the concepts of family, history, legends, and storytelling, fluidly intermingle and build upon one another as the work progresses until one notion, above all others, is clear: that the telling and retelling of stories and legends is not only a great power, but a great responsibility

  • Storytelling: A Part of Who We Are

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    that withstand the test of time and others that drift away from people’s memories quickly, but what makes great storytelling? What does a storyteller have to do to create such magnificent stories? Why do people read stories? What effects do stories have on people? What is the business side of storytelling? These are all relevant questions to ask that pertain to the topic of storytelling; All of which lead to one thought-provoking question--How do creating, reading, and viewing stories impact people’s

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