Emotion 1: Emotional cause and effect

Introduction

About this lesson

This is the first lesson in our series about emotion in narrative.

Emotion is fundamental to narrative:

  • Stories represent the emotions of people and characters, which helps us make sense of the events in the story.
  • Stories evoke emotional responses in us as readers, which is a large part of the reason why we read or consume stories at all.
In the first half of this lesson
In the second half of this lesson

To begin, let's look at what emotions do in stories.

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