Image via Wikipedia"Writers provide language that can evoke feeling; we readers supply the experience."
- Joseph Gold. Read For Your Life: Literature as a Life Support System. Fitzhenry and Whiteside: Markham, 1990. pg 107
This give and take between writer and reader is fascinating. We use our experience when reading to identify with the character. The writer hopes that we will be able to do so and thus evoke an emotion in us. This is the greatest form of entertainment. Living and experiencing through each other's stories.