Monday, August 8, 2011

One Text - Multiple Pictures

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"The reader can apply what is for him an accurate picture to a word."

- Joseph Gold. Read For Your Life: Literature as a Life Support System. Fitzhenry and Whiteside: Markham, 1990. pg 68

I find it amazing that our minds can paint completely different pictures based upon the same text. We have so many different interpretations. If you doubt that, you've probably never enjoyed a book only to be let down by a movie adaptation.
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