People are always tellers of tales. They live surrounded by their stories and the stories of others; they see everything that happens to them through those stories and they try to live their lives as if they were recounting them.(Sartre, 1964)
You are to play the role of storyteller about your own life, focusing on the communities that you identify with and you feel play a significant role in your life story. Be sure to describe these communities and your participation and membership in them and how they contribute to your sense of self. Frame and analyze your story using course concepts.
A life story is selective. It may focus on a few key events, a few key relationships, a few key themes that recur in the narrative. Take some time to reflect on the communities that affected you; you may chose to do a case study (e.g., school community) or discuss a few (e.g., French community, neighborhood, soccer) that were/are part of your social network. All stories have characters, scenes, plots, and so forth. There are high points and low points in the story, good times and bad times, heroes and villains, and so on. The same applies to the telling of one’s own story. Use specific experiential examples to illustrate your ideas.