Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Hidden Message of the Fourth Wall

I'm still awed by the ability of a fictional character to come to life in my mind. A character like Jessie seems to speak for herself, often with ideas that surprise me, the alleged author. So when the fourth wall breaks in this video, it's not about bringing the viewers' attention to the fact that they're watching a fictional character. It's about me acknowledging the fact that the character actually does have a mind of her own, camping out somewhere in my brain. Our sense of an atomic self is its own type of fiction. And fiction is its own type of reality.

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