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STRAUSS

If you looked at myths from vastly different cultures, you would find the same structures: the hero and the villain; the punishment of evil; the happy ending.

All stories, Levi-Strauss concluded, work through oppositional arrangements – through the construction of characters or narrative incidents that clash or jar.

Moreover, stories and storytelling, in Levi-Strauss’ view, perform a vital social function: oppositional presentations are resolved to outline societal taboos and social expectations

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