myreplyis.com asked in Humanities 22nd Aug '16:The role of dialogue in stories is best enjoyed when coupled with what?
Marco Aponte-Moreno replied 5th Sep '16:
From the perspective of the storyteller who orally tells a story, dialogue is best enjoyed when coupled with a strong embodiment of the characters. It's a performance. The use of the imagination is essential to convey the message. You need to see what your characters are seeing, feel what they are feeling, if you want your audience to be moved by them and their story. From the point of view of the listener (audience), dialogue is best enjoyed when approaching the story completely open, believing in the circumstances of the story. Again, the imagination is key to transport oneself to the world presented in the story.
In writing (and reading), dialogue is best enjoyed when coupled with strong voices: each character speaks differently, use different words, different registers, depending on who the characters are, and on the circumstances they are facing. The differences in the way characters speak (though different vocabularies, sentence structures and language registers) facilitate the imagination of the world presented in the story.View all replies to this question