Not so much fictional as in untruthful – more like the term MYTH; a way of explaining, simplifying and organising our perceptions of the world, making our shared understanding seem natural or taken for granted (ideology)
Analyses assumptions and things that go without saying in society and culture
i.e. In a wrestling match he sees representations and themes of good V evil, Justice, Heroic acts all tied together under the grand narrative or fiction of ancient and popular mythologies or shared stories
2. Fictions provide us with structural devices that enable us to enact our culture. E.g. I may go on holiday and take pictures or send postcards back. This is providing a structural framework for me to be in my own story and to tell it to others
Can you think of a time when you have ‘inhabited’ your own story?