Can books and stories about characters and events that are not real teach us anything useful?
Well, “Five point someone”, a novel, then by a first time author, created a rage among the youth. Youngsters liked the essence of friendship in that book and it became an instant bestseller.
Scarlet O’Hara is the epitome of courage, hope and determination.
A bestselling novel “Life is what you make it” by Preeti Shenoy reflects the power of willpower and hope and how you can evolve with these virtues.
Read “Legacy” by Danielle Steel and you couldn't resist getting impressed by the bravery, strength and warmth of Wachiwi.
I think fiction and reality meet quite often and when anyone writes, he/she can't avoid taking inspiration from real life characters and incidents. We all like, no matter in fiction or reality, happy, courageous, intelligent, hopeful, overall, substantial characters not the wimpy one.
You must have read some children’s books like Amar Chitra Katha, Champak, Suman Saurabh, or even some baseless comics, they always teach good things. Browse through the children's English or Hindi text books. They are full of motivational stories. Characters are brave, sharp, honest and kind, because we want our children to learn and adopt the goodness of life and books are the best medium.
So, characters embellished with various attributes, sprinkling tidbits of niceness, attract and impress. They impel us to get drowned in their world. They make us smile, cry, feel good and LEARN.