“Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.”- a great saying by the famous travel writer and novelist Mr. Paul Theroux. When I first heard of a fiction novel, years back the first thing that comes to my mind was why? Why fiction? The idea of reading fiction novels seems absurd to me at first because fiction was nothing like reality. Why people want to read something which is not even true, which is just an imagination of someone else written on a piece of paper. But I remember one of the most famous quotes of Albert Einstein-“Imagination is more powerful than knowledge” and yes it is. Einstein said it in the context of science but I guess imagination is a predominant part of our lives. After I read my first fictional novel which was suggested by my friend, of course, a big fan of fiction, I felt like I am in a different world which was extremely different and unique but yet touching the reality somehow and hence that’s why the title Fiction- the imaginable truth.
“The power of doing anything with quickness is always much prized by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance”-Jane Austen. One of the most loved lines of the famous novel Pride and Prejudice. Pride and Prejudice is one of the most loved novels. The story revolves around how two people fell in love by one giving up their pride and other giving up their prejudice. As the girl in the novel judged a noble man too quickly and the gentleman with too much pride but in the end, both gave up their pride and prejudice and fell in love and hence the name pride and prejudice. From the concept of the novel, even the story being fictional, it teaches us something which is very important in the actual world. In today’s world we judge people too quickly without even knowing them completely, and pride well I guess no need to explain that. That is the beauty of fictional novels, even though they are fictional they teach us something which is always true and hence this is the best part of fictional novels, it is completely someone else’s imagination still it delivers a truth which is so much strong and acceptable.The beauty of the fictional novel is that it is completely based on imagination and imagination is something which can go beyond infinity. There are no barriers or limits on how much a person can imagine, and even after going so far with imagination but staying so close to the truth makes it irresistible for the reader to fall in love with the fictional novel.
Fictional novels are so versatile that it can contain humor and romance in a novel which will make you reach out for a box of tissues. Talking about versatility there is another novel which is one of the best novels of all the time- The song of Ice and Fire. I guess most of the people know about the game of thrones or at least heard of it. Well, it is a TV series based on the novel The Song of Ice and Fire written by George R R Martin. The song of Ice and Fire is a fictional political satire with humor and romance. The author depicted the time when king’s use to rule and when people use to believe in magic in such a great way that even though everything being way beyond the reality, the message sent by it is so close to the reality that it feels like it is almost true and people get so much attached to it.
That’s why I say-“Fiction is the best way to depict the truth”.
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