Stories are universal representations of truth. The term ‘Universal’ refers to the psychic images that are universally understood. These mental images which transcend culture employ archetypes that people in each society can relate with.
In order to best understand stories, it’s essential to dissect them as though we would fables, which are famous for their ‘morals’ or ‘parables’. These epithets serve to educate, elucidate and entertain.
Our seemingly innate ‘draw’ towards these didactic myths comes from their value in explicating the world to us in a form that not only transcends time and culture but resonates with our most intimate self. That of which is in its life journey, attaining meaning from it, and consequentially, ascertaining meaning to it.