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– My short thesis statement:

- My thesis will be a six-piece visual essay, each work conjoined with it’s own argument to
how or why we are moved by what we know to be fiction. Exploring strategies that have been 
proposed as an answer--and serving as motifs to what kind of responses are our affective responses 
to what we know to be fictional characters and events. I plan to create this essay using traditional and
digital media. 

One & Two
First Solution: The cognitive theory; which takes beliefs and judgements to be central to the 

Three & Four
Second Solution: Perspective; involves seeing things from another’s point of view. 

Five & Six
Third Solution: The solipsist view; in the mind of the observer, characters and ‘real people’ are 
equally fictional.