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Stories Encourage Us To Ask Questions Of Ourself

Stories can reach into a person’s heart and change their mind.

In the movie Labyrinth, Sarah is told by the Goblin King “What’s said is said” even though Sarah exclaimed “I didn’t mean it!”. Hoggle reminded Sarah to “ask the right questions” and accused her of “taking too many things for granted”. Similarly the worm counseled Sarah “things are not always as they seem”.

Thus in the opening 15 minutes, teen audiences attracted to this movie are encouraged to reflect on their communication styles and attitudes toward life. Arguably watching a movie such as this is  more effective than listening to an adult drone on about how to be ‘responsible’.

Do you agree? 

Write a persuasive text which conveys your attitude toward this issue. You can find tips on the techniques used by persuasive writers at isthismystory

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April 7, 2011 - Posted by | Teacher | ,

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