Crystal- Simulacra and Simulation

Simulacra in real life is most apparent when there are movie or visual adaptation of books. When a reader reads a book, he or she imagines what the characters look like and the environment they are in. But once there is a visual adaptation of the book, the actors and drawings become the iconic image for these characters. It's hard for people in our era to see anything without an icon or any visual element representing the imaginary and the real. Plus, when an image becomes an "official" representation of reality, many would fear to stray far from that image when creating fan works.

After all, when you think of famous written characters, such as Frodo or Harry Potter, do you think of what they looks like in the movie or what your imagined them to be when you read the book?

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