Why Do the Best Stories Involve Good and Evil?

Have you ever wondered why we’re so fascinating by stories? Furthermore, from “The Lord of the Rings” to Harry Potter, why is it that the most popular, the most loved, the most lasting stories always involve good and evil? Andy Bannister dives into the question of where our love of stories comes from—and considers the much bigger question of why it so profoundly matters which story you’re living in.


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