I found the Judith Roof reading challenging and interesting at the same time. I had a class in which we also considered a lot of Freud’s literature in order to interpret our texts. I liked it that the author challenges Freud’s view and contrasts it with Brooks. In the Roof reading we find out that death and sexuality play an important role in narratives. I must admit that I thought about the role of death in narratives, but not that much about sexuality. Maybe it is also something that I just noticed sub-consciously. Brooks mentions that a narrative is the combination of repetition and mastery. Also how he portrays the beginnings and ends of stories, is interesting. I found the term “metaphor” a little confusing and did not really know what to make out of it while reading the text. Furthermore, I got the impression that narratives which are aligned with sexuality as a concept of reproduction are the “good narratives”, which fit into the conventions. In earlier literature, narratives aligned with sexuality without reproduction and which do not fit into this concept, are seen as worse. Also, I liked how Roof compared Freud’s assumptions about Aristophane with Plato’s version. I never thought about Freud as someone who is omitting sameness because I did never consider this part of his essays. Roof describes that in his opinion primitive sexuality follows a pleasure principle and stops the narrative. In contrast to that, conservative sexuality, which is about heterosexual reproduction, is an extension of the narrative. According to Focault, sexuality fulfills the principle of transfer and helps the logic of a plot of history and power. Here I can refer to the impression, I got while reading: in these times the healthy heterosexuality makes a good story, but perversions make a wrong story and are the cause of a bad narrative. It is to say that this is not my opinion but what I noticed while reading. Moreover, I tried to connect the videos with the reading and had my issues. I can see a connection between death and the end of a narrative in “Be Prepared” from the lion king. The protagonist in the video tries to convince the hyenas from killing the Lion King and Simba. Death can be seen as something that drives the story because it is their goal to kill the Lion King. In “Poor Unfortunate Souls”, the narrative is also driven by the fact that Ariel will belong to Ursula if she does not find real love, which means her social death.