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Power and love move the plot forward

March 29, 2011

Power and love are the two great themes of myth and story.  …Desires for power and love provide gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, kings and queens, curious little boys and brave little girls alike with energy, direction, and purpose.  They move the plot forward; they make the action meaningful.”[1]

[1] 68 Dan McAdams (1993) The stories we live by; personal myths and the making of the self.  The Guilford Press; New York and London.

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