Friday, December 18

Weather and Stories

Open a book, any book, and see if there is a reference to weather. Maybe a storm that brings Pegasus, the winged horse upon a child's roof, or a tornado that sweeps a little girl to the magical land of Oz. Weather plays very important parts in stories, whether it be in the inciting event, climax, or just somewhere in the middle.

Why is weather so important in stories?
I really have no idea, but my hypothesis is that, because weather is something that we, human beings cannot control or really understand to the highest potential-- it fascinates us. It is also a source of ancient beliefs and religions. The Ancient Greeks believed that the fierce lightning, sent down from the sky was from Zeus, the king of the gods and the god of thunder and lightning.

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