Examples of Metanarratives: Modern Liberal Society

a) It explains why we are in the state that we are in (because of the rational agreement of individuals to organize in society for their own self-interest);

b) It is based on the rational self (we are both rational, and can see the rational structure of our entire natural and social world);

c) It legitimates certain practices on the basis of the rights we have as individuals;

d) It is abstract (based on things like rights of humans, equality, etc.)

e) There is a sense of emancipation. If we just get rid of the barriers to individual rights, we will all live happily.