Is it possible to fall in love with a character in a book?

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If you're asking this, I'm assuming you have. I know a few other people who have as well, including myself. But the sad thing is, there's no way you can act upon it. Unless you want to spend the rest of your life either daydreaming about the character, dreaming about the character, or acting out the book with someone else, you will just have to forget your cute little crush and find someone living and breathing that's right for you. I'm sorry, but it's the truth.

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Hmm interesting question... I guess it's possible to fall in love with the "idea" of someone, even in real life, so I don't see why it wouldn't be possible to have feelings for the concept of a fictional character.

Personally though, I struggle to think of any literary figure I've felt that way about, although maybe I haven't been reading enough lately... It seems like the last book that moved me was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (and no, not in "that" way).

There have been a bunch of times that I've watched a movie and thought it'd be cool to get to know one of the characters in real life.

Zooey Deschanel's character Summer in "500 Days of Summer" for example, or even her role as Jess in New Girl...

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Adila Adila
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haha You never? I suppose....it's more normal for a woman to fall in love with a fictional character...My sister is in love with Loki from Thor but not the actual actor himself!

And I've fallen for Lord Henry from 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' ... Now I'm trying to find a man like him! lol
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angie zhang answered

most definitely ! Great novels , books and movies , especially from ones perspective really involves us into the story ,feeling there emotions and thoughts throughout the book , eg. A book ive read was from a girls perspective of her loving her best friend for a long time and slowly getting over him and finding out he had liked her , but afterwards realised he wasn't the right guy for her , as the character or characters progress throughout the story as much as little or lots of change or things happening , we begin to love the character and really its true i think its because when you get really into a book ,you sort of understand and know whats happening as if you were the character ' him or her' , you see it from the person or persons perspective and you begin to find someone you love or hate or don't care about in the book , its as if when you're actually involved in a book , its as if you're looking and visualising whats going on , even while not realising it , thats why it seems so much more real , its like a book could be about fantasy but the characters seem realistic and real , and this usually comes from really good authors who make you feel this , like the books realistic but its also not , so i think its definitely possible to be in love with a character in a book , because even without realising ive had a little crush on a character in a book aha its silly but its true .

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Adila Adila
Adila Adila commented
NEVER!!!!!!! LOOOL.....I want a man like that. Nooo way LOL :P You've just motivated me more! haha!
Yo Kass
Yo Kass commented
So what are the things about Lord Henry that you like anyway?
Adila Adila
Adila Adila commented
It's his words! They mesmerise me! ...The manner in which he speaks...so cynical and yet so strong as a character (not physically but intellectually) , he is so certain of himself and his views... He is very selfless but not in the way you would think... like he doesn't just do things for others... he is selfless because he is thoughtful of his choices and aware of consequences... yet he isn't afraid to take risks. He speaks his mind.. I think every woman wants a strong character man....but Lord Henry...is something else. He certainly isn't the nicest person but for some reason... his qualities make him very generous only that he doesn't know it and neither do others.

I don't know if that made sense?

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