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In the Huck text, the authors state, "Questions often arise about which of the available print versions of a tale is the "correct" or authentic text. From a folklorist's point of view, a tale is recreated every time it is told, and therefore every telling is correct in its own way. A great deal of variation is also acceptable in print versions, where literary style carries the same uniqueness as the teller's voice" (106). So is there a right way to tell a story?
I am known in my family as being pretty funny. When I tell a story about something that happened to me and my sister, for instance, I embellish and exaggerate a great deal to make the story better. My sister says I am lying and I say I am just tell a tall tale.
What do you think? Who's story is right? My sister's boring but true tale or my funny and kind of based on truth tale? Does it matter?