Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Can Fiction Feel Like A Reality ?

The Art of Immersion: Fear of fiction, by Frank Rose talks about how people became more connected to the thought of fiction, it first started in books than began to shift into the industrialization of the television, which made it more powerful because now technology arose with fiction. Rose also talks about a certain character named Ray Bradbury (Bradbury367),Bradbury writes a book called "Fahrenheit 451" this book states that in early 50's the television era was beginning, and it is about a man who had a job which was burning books, the man's wife was fascinated by the television, However Bradbury thought that the television was  realistic in a fictional world. Example, a movie called Avatar arose to the big screen this movie has so much technology it made the picture realistic, Although, it was a fictional movie the impact of the Avatar's world looked and felt real to the people watching the movie. One person who saw the movie Avatar first was  Josh Quittner a editor from the magazine "Time", Quittner wrote how amazing the technology was in this film, Quittner felt that this fictional movie felt like reality, the word of Pandora felt real to Quittner (Rose366.) Quittner stated and I quote," I couldn't tell what was real and what was animated, " the following morning, I had the peculiar sensation of wanting to return there, as if Pandora were real." Doesn't this happen to all of us? Some people get caught up on fiction that they make it a reality in their own life.

Question 4:
Rose argues about people wanting to feel real in a fictional world. I agree, with Rose's claim, because, people want to live in another world even if it is fictional. For example, "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, people who read this book left the world they were living to come into Scrooge's world. People felt that the visits by the ghosts were real even thought it was a fictional book. We all leave our world just to enter a new world even if it is not real. Therefore, we get to feel the chill of the ghosts as if we where in their world, even if it is all fiction.


  1. i liked that you added the avatar and editors thoughts to explain how real fiction can be to some people

  2. i totally agree with all you've just said people do tend to fantasize a lot about the fictional world. i also like the idea you have written in your last sentence it sounds interesting to the mind.

  3. i agree people want to live in another world even if it is fictional. Ask Sigmund Freud. Inside our brains, we look for an unknown world :p

  4. Commenters, remember that simply agreeing or disagreeing does not count as a comment :-P

    Your summary seems incomplete Karina. But your answer makes sense, given our discussion in class about Christmas Crawlers!