'Authority In Richard Wright's Story'

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At first as Wright claimed that stories have authority I was not convinced, but as he continued the more I started to understand what he meant. When we are engaged in a story, we are captivated and drawn into it. Wright’s example of the officer telling a story to some troops really captured my attention. Soldiers have a difficult and dangerous task, and if they are just told to do something they will carry it out but not in a deeply passionate way. however, if they hear a story about what is happening and how they can help or solve the problem they will go and fulfill the orders with a greater desire. I believe that all humans operate like this. Hearing facts about something does not have the same impact as us hearing a story would have.

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