Analysis Of What's My Name, Life By Jerome Bruner

What’s My Name? Life itself wraps around the idea of being honest, truthful and meaningful. However, as I began to read the book Making Stories: Law, Literature, Life by Jerome Bruner, I encounter the idea of life being a mere reflection of our own narrative. We focus so much on searching who we are, identifying defects and enhancing ourselves that we forget to find the answers in books. Stories are there to remind us what we can be. Narrative “gives shape to things in the real world and often bestows on them a title to reality” (Bruner 8). I felt intrigued by the amount of things we can take out from a story. It makes you realize that if we find and take suggestions from books life could become easier. What is possible in life? The author does imply that the narrative is a way of exploring life. However, a story awakens the skeptical self. Maybe, the main point is reading a story to doubt and wonder. For instance, in the …show more content…
If I can’t narrate my past no one will know about it. If farmers forget to read the instructions, then they won’t grow food. However, if we all knew what has been written and read in the White House by current and former presidents then the nation would be totally disappointed and in chaos. Bruner has convinced me that narrative is not a useful tool; in fact, it’s the essential skill that helps us communicate with our past, present and future. For this skill, we need education. Any sort of productive education can satisfy the need of going to schools or universities. Although people do need certain certification of achievement, the way to get fully educated is to explore our surroundings and other fields beyond our ideal one. As a result, people around the world visit each other and engage in multiple ways of communication. With this in mind, I frisky say that there’s no better way to learn and write than traveling and exploring new and maybe delightful

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