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Gottschall Response Stories are a monumental part of the human experience. Gottschall said, “Humans are creatures of story, so story touches nearly every aspect of our lives.” (Gottschall 15). Stories are integral to almost every part of our lives. They are how we learn, communicate, and form connections. Humans have always been storytellers. Ancient civilizations, such as Greece, have passed down amazing tales like The Iliad, a tale of great love and war, that are still affecting people to this day. Stories help us connect to one another. They allow us to relate to a character or maybe even a situation. Stories can also be used to teach in many different ways such, morals in a children’s book, a news broadcast, or a textbook in school. We even tell tales in our sleep in the form of dreams. “When we read stories, this massive creative effort is going on all the time, chugging away beneath our awareness. We meet a character who is “handsome” with “fierce eyes” and cheekbones “like blades.” And from those small cues we build a human being who
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