How is authority and society connected to storytelling?i have to connect Dario Fo, ariel from a tempest and the dwarf by Herman Hesse. I realise they are all under sombody elses controll i just...

How is authority and society connected to storytelling?

i have to connect Dario Fo, ariel from a tempest and the dwarf by Herman Hesse. I realise they are all under sombody elses controll i just dont no how to tie the three together, all help is VERY welcome this has to be done TOMORROW!. thank you for your time.

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lfawley eNotes educator| Certified Educator

You might want to consider looking at their stories and their roles as characters from the perspective of captivity narratives. There are some similarities in that, as they are under the power of another, they all can relate to one another on that level. As to society, this is a common theme in society - the interplay of power between the dominant figure and the dominated. There are a number of different directions you can go in, but if I were writing it I would either choose to look at them from the perspective of peripherally being captivity narratives or I would go from an entirely different angle and look at them form a Marxist critical perspective. Marxist theory revolves around the base (those who are controlled, politically the lower class) and the superstructure (the elite who are doing the controlling). The elite need to keep the base subservient otherwise they might rise against them. It is in the interest of those in power to keep those who are at the bottom of the pecking order down so that they cannot threaten their power.

guyht9069 | Student
Well, based upon society's rules we recognize our figures of authority. Our society develops ones beliefs about "normal," so it would only make sense that cultural perspectives would seep into stories told by people in that society.

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