When reading a novel...

Philippines
February 28, 2008 12:48am CST
When reading a novel, do you imagine yourself as the main character? I have read a lot of novels and from time to time, I imagine myself as the main character. Sometimes, I also imagine myself as the villain. It's fun! Have you done this too?
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• United States
28 Feb 08
Oh I defeniatly imagine myself in the story, I don't always imagine myself as the main character though. Like, when it's a guy I don't imagine myself as the main character, but I will imagine myself as a female in the story, or I'll just imagine that I am watching this all unfold. I defeniatly have the imagination to picture anything that is going on in a story I'm reading. If the main character is a girl, I usually do put myself in any situation she is in, and picture it all happening to me. It can be quite fun! lol
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• Philippines
28 Feb 08
You are right! I also do that at times. I imagine that I am watching the story unfold right before my very eyes...
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• United States
28 Feb 08
Yeah! Kind of like a movie =P But I'm not sure everyone can do it this way, because I think you have to have a really good imagination! =P
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• United States
28 Feb 08
I don't know if I see myself as the characters, but I sure get caught up in what is going on, and they become my hero or heroine. When I am reading a grand novel I am totally in that time and space. I feel what they are feeling, I taste the food they are eating, I hear the sounds that they hear and I hurt when they hurt. I get swept away. It is so awesome because you get to visit places you know you will never see in life.
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• Philippines
28 Feb 08
I agree... I think that this is why a lot of people read books... That they are able to make their imagination work!
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• United States
28 Feb 08
Oh definitely. Sometimes I find myself dreaming about the story when I fall asleep, and get to "play" my favorite character. It's why reading is so great.
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@usaction (651)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Depends. Sometimes, I'm the main ppl. At others, I'm just one of the lesser characters. At others, I'm just a sort of watcher, observing what's going on, and listening to their deepest, most personal thoughts.
@williamjisir (22884)
• China
28 Feb 08
Hello dear friend. Yeah, I could see how far your mind could go with the characters in the novel when you are deeply absorbed in it. I think that it is the same to me while reading some very interesting novels only. lol. Happy reading.
@jhl930 (3603)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I have actually done this before..I would be reading a book or watching a movie or either playing a video game and i would imagine to myself that it was me that all this was happening to...and i know that it may sound weird but i really do do that and it makes whatever im doing that much better...i think everyone does at one time or the other...
@Raysrunt (72)
• United States
2 Mar 08
I don't really think of myself as a character in the book, but I do become entrenched in the story. If it is a very good book, I am terribly disappointed when it ends. I feel as though my good friends have left me and I will never get to hear of them again. The one that really wrenched, was the Harry Potter series. I have nothing to look forward to as far as that is concerned. Makes me a little sad. You just get so involved with them and you want to know what happened next.