The Truth About Fictional Character Obsession

The Truth About Fictional Character Obsession

Readers love to daydream about being whisked away to their favorite fictional worlds. But we also want to meet our favorite characters; to ask them questions about their lives, to become part of their world, to know them on a personal level. Such passion has led many a reader to what we might call a “character obsession” in which you relate so heavily to or love a character so much that they feel more real than some of the people you might know in real life. So why do we relate so heavily to fictional characters, and why do we …