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Why Fiction Is Important

  1. Compassion. Truly great fiction builds the muscle of compassion by making me empathise with unlovable characters such as Captain Ahab, Gollum and Valdemort. It's a reminder to never judge others.
  2. Contemplation. Truly great fiction is like a fingertip brushing the soul of a character. You touch something that has the vestige of eternity. That immediately pits you into the depths of wonder and contemplation- like looking at the Milky Way on a cloudless night in the middle of nowhere. You sense the presence of the infinite.