A Story, a Way of Life - Kevin Ho 11114856 A Story, a Way...

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Kevin Ho 11114856 A Story, a Way of Life Stories shape who we are and what we do. According to William Kittredge, we must all inhabit a story that will better our lives and the society in which we live in. He calls for a story that will “encourage us…drive us to care. ..take action…show empathy…and define our paradise” (Kittredge 57). I chose The Iliad of Homer to influence us as a new story. Kittredge states that “There is no single, simple story that will define paradise for us” (57). In The Iliad of Homer, I see that each character has their own unique story that we can learn from. We are taught important morals and ideas that Kittredge proclaims we need through this new story. By understanding each character and their actions, we can decipher both good and bad decisions. Stories should be embraced and live within ourselves. To encourage is to inspire with confidence. Achilles is driven by his own anger in which it plagues him to “cause so many sorrows to the Greeks” (Homer 33). Achilles goes on to kill many of the Greeks and cause distress to anyone who stands in his way. We can learn from the
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course MYTH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Washington State University .

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