Sara HopkinsProfessor Jan RiemanEnglish 1103March25, 2011A Story about StoriesTry to recall all the different stories you have heard within your lifetime. In the world welive in, storiesare used for various different reasons and are told through multiple differentmediums. Storytelling is a way to express emotions, a way to teach lessons, and simply a way toentertain.We hear stories every day. Sometimes whenever I¶m down or upset, I like to just call afriend and talk for a little. I express my emotions by telling my friend the stories that made upmy day. This is a way of begin able to unwind for me. When I can talk to someone about myawful day and get the emotional support I need, it is almost healing. After a short phone call witha friend, my day can drastically turn around.Stories are sometimes used to portray success or teach a lesson. When I was young Iremember staying at my grandparents¶ house on the weekends. Right before bedtime, mygrandma would always read us a story. For the most part, the stories would be fables, or storiesabout animals with human qualities that teach a moral lesson. A few well know fables are thetortoise and the hare and the boy who cried wolf. Some common themes throughout fables mayfollow the lines of slow and steady wins the race, better safe than sorry, or don¶t judge people bythe way they look. These stories are perfect for demonstrating positive influences to youngchildren.