I just thought about to what extend Fiction contains Non-Fiction, and Non-Fiction contains Fiction. If we take a non-fictional novel (which is based on true events), how sure can we be that everything told in that novel is non-fiction. Could the author really know every thought that the protagonist, or rather the real person had? Did the real person reveal his true feelings in a proper way? Or was there a little bit of exaggeration?
The same question can be asked the other way around. How much Non-fiction is there in Fiction? When an author writes, he/she often brings in some of his/her own feelings and experiences. In this way, every fictional novel has some autobiographical/biographical touch, hidden in made-up characters and worlds.
What do you think about this? Is this nonsense in your opinion? Or is there some possibility in that? I just had to think about it, and felt the urge to post it here. I know, the strangest thoughts come during the late hours of the night :’D
Thanks for reading!