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Rainy day ponderings

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The problem one discovers when they are obsessed with the fictional, lies within the characters. You envy them. You strive to be them. And sometimes you even become them.

Even the coldest, and saddest of villains are easy to relate with for some people.

I, for one, see myself in Estella from Great Expectations. My family will probably tell you I’m nothing like her. Sometimes I believe she’s no more than a stranger. But when I take a step back, I see that we could be twins.

No, I was not raised by basically a ghost (let’s admit it, Miss Havisham was a ghost). I do understand, though, how it feels to be loved by someone you can’t find interest in.

I know how to love. My heart still beats for beauty and experience, but it struggles with romance. Instead of feeling open with people, I feel ashamed. I fear passion, so I don’t show it. Men like me, sometimes even love me, but I struggle feeling “love” for them.

I wasn’t inspired by Estella, though. We never actually ‘become’ our favorite book characters per say. Rather we find ourselves in them. Perhaps we see our own narcissism in Dorian Gray. Or maybe we find a sense of leaderships in ourselves through Piggy.

Until the day I die, though, I’ll never understand how people can not like reading. I… I can’t understand.

 

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Author: Madi Uram

I'm just another young writer hoping to get noticed in the world of publication. The majority of my time is put into writing novels, but I'm no stranger to journalism, playwriting, and critical essay's, too. I'm also the author of "The Little Paragons" which can be found on Amazon.com.

5 thoughts on “Rainy day ponderings

  1. I will never understand how people cannot like reading either! It saddens me and I feel bad for anyone who feels that way.

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  2. Honestly I feel the same way. I think it’s because of TV lol, but without tv or before tv was even invented we had literacy, poetry, and written works. A lot of people will never understand the art we writers possess. I literally have a library in my room and a huge tv that I rarely watch because I’m so into books. Your view is very interesting and I can relate. You’re amazing. Much love.
    ~Arganise

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