What is the history of storytelling

July 2, 2020 2:31 pm


After a hard day hunting and gathering the tribe would come together to eat the food they had found and to talk of the day’s events. Then, it is presumed, someone would tell a story. It would be a lavish tale of love and adventure that would enrapture the audience before the Chief decided to go to bed. These fireside meetings are the beginnings of the story and it is still something that holds us today. This could be in a film, a tv series and book. Great storytellers like the Motivational Speaker UK based https://www.adventureman.org/conference-speaker-uk/motivational-speaker-uk/ provide are living examples of those early tale tellers.

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The first written story is the Epic of Gilgamesh that comes from ancient Babylon. It tells the mythological  story of a Sumerian king and his adventures with his friend, and lover Enkidu. One of the most interesting parts bears striking similarities to another compilation of early famous stories in the Bible.

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What this shows is that tellers borrow from each other. This was argued quite convincingly by Christopher Booker. He stated that there are only 7 plot lines. Overcoming the Monster, Rags to Riches, The Quest, Voyage and Return, Comedy, Tragedy and Rebirth.