What are "Stories"?
- Two words pop up in most dictionary definitions of the word story: people and events. Most of those definitions also include a word or phrase such as “the telling of,” or “the relating of.” So what we have is:
So of all the elements involved, people dominate: stories are about people, toldby people, told to people. And when we examine what events actually are we find they are things that happen to people. (Usually, though not necessarily. However, it’s not often we’re interested in events that don’t involve people except academically.)