Scholars such as Jean-Francis Lyotard often disregard the grand narrative as far too broad to be considered an academic form of history. However, scholars such as Akhil Amar, NikoleHannah Jones, and Dorothy Ross prove otherwise. The grand narrative provides a broad perspective of historical events and answers philosophical questions that may appeal to the way society functions today and brings conversations to the table that may improve society overall. Admired and respected scholars use the grand narrative method to answer questions that add to society’s understanding of history, proving this method to be a useful and academic tool.
"The Purpose and Relevance of the Grand Narrative,"
University of Massachusetts Undergraduate History Journal: Vol. 6, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/umuhj/vol6/iss1/5