Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts (MA)
Department or School
Communication, Media and Theatre Arts
Memorable narratives are highly under-studied in the world of family communication. By understanding what memorable messages entail and what a story is, we can bridge that gap and explain a narrative. In this study, 13 participants were recruited and interviewed. Only participants over the age of 18 years were recruited. The ages of the participants ranged from 22 and 49 years old. Seven of the 13 participants identified as female, and the remaining 6 participants identified as male. Of the 13 participants, 11 identified as Caucasian, 1 identified as African-American, and 1 identified as Asian. From these participants, three themes were gathered: affection, independence, and the world is cruel. From these narratives that were told, a better understanding of how and why narratives are so memorable was obtained.
Larkins, Brandon, "Memorable family narratives" (2017). Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations. 829.