Posted by Cassia on October 29, 1997 at 13:43:20:
In response to Is it nature or nurture?, written by Ann on October 28, 1997 at 23:27:47
] ] ...JE. The narritive structure in one of the oldest, most universal traditons of human beings. If you read liturature from around the world you always run into it eventually. I think that it is part of our genetic structure and that when we try to escape it, we tend to just bob along.
] But is it nature or nurture? Most of the stories we are familiar with, from early-childhood stories on through more adult fare, have that structure. If we grew up with a different structure, would we not find it to be just as normal, as we perceive a narrative to be?
Think of dreams. Dreams are on a biochemical basis random burst of electrochemical energy discharched in the brain. Still each night most of us perceive of our dreams to be linear and many people believe the the random wanderings of the night brain to have meaning. So in the morning we wake
to stories, often completely bizarre and silly stories but narratives never the less. The structure reaches into our subconcious so it can be said the people are born to make narratives of their lives.
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