Virginia Woolf believes in the power of the imagination to liberate human beings from

To some imagination is thoughtfully escaping reality to wondrous worlds unknown to them. These worlds grant liberation hitherto undreamt of. To others it is a fool escaping reality because they are unable to bear its gravity. My thoughts align more firmly with that of Virginia Woolf, I believe the power of imagination is to liberate the human mind from the shackles of reality. However, whilst this freedom is beautiful, I believe imagination tends to be a reflection of reality and revealing of real world events. Albert Camus is another writer who creates imaginative worlds that provide translucent contrasts with reality. His novel The Plague creates an amazing depiction of a town stricken by an epidemic. This novel is certainly very easy to draw upon when reflecting on our own current situation with Covid 19. Whilst the imagination is truly an amazing conduit to free ourselves from the shackles of reality, I believe it should also strive to provide a strong message about reality.

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