The Object of a Story in Storytelling
In story telling the main intention is outside the story
. One should not underestimate the impact that an apt analogy makes on the sensibility of a listener. Thus the object of a story
is to deliver an otherwise abstract content to the listener or else the story becomes 'mystified history'.
In India two epics, namely Ramayana and Mahabharata - though being a part of history - have been used to deliver messages to help relate individuals with historical figures.
In India Krishna, Rama, Arjuna, Duryodhan are common place individuals from the point of view that they represent certain personalities.