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Visionary or Imagination?

Post by MaryBurris » 02 Oct 2017, 00:54

Do you think that Sarah was a visionary, or do you think she just had a real good imagination?

I think she had to have been a visionary, in order to have learned the skills that she needed, such as throwing.
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 02 Oct 2017, 02:34

She was both visionary and imaginative. Her strong will power and struggle makes her visionary and the soft corner of her character makes her imaginative.
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Post by Mjgarrison » 02 Oct 2017, 08:28

I think in the book it was portraying her to be going magically to another world. So I don't think it was imagining.

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Post by kandscreeley » 02 Oct 2017, 08:33

Yeah. I don't think it was imagining either.
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Post by Job Njoroge » 02 Oct 2017, 08:49

To have a vision you have to imagine it so I think she was both

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Post by gali » 02 Oct 2017, 09:25

I think she actually experienced it, too. I liked the inclusion of magic in the book.
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Post by Amagine » 02 Oct 2017, 10:28

I think she really did see a vision. There are some things you just can't make up even with a good imagination.
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Post by Mallory Whitaker » 02 Oct 2017, 10:40

I'm going with what others have said and saying both. I do think it was a vision, but I think for her to get to the point of having one, and her eager acceptance of its truth afterwards, means she had an imagination too.

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Post by Doaa Wael » 02 Oct 2017, 13:14

Great question! I think vision and imagination go hand in hand. But I believe you start out with imagination, once you let it free and never try to stay inside the box, you start to develop as a visionary and extend your horizon with a tinge of love for exploration and curiosity. I think that was her case and that is why she seems like both.
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Post by Acwoolet » 02 Oct 2017, 13:56

I would say that she had a little bit of both.

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Post by Lest92 » 02 Oct 2017, 14:13

She needed to be susceptible to fiction for that vision to be so realistic to her.

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Post by Amagine » 03 Oct 2017, 05:50

Job Njoroge wrote:To have a vision you have to imagine it so I think she was both
That could be possible as well.
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Post by CatInTheHat » 03 Oct 2017, 08:44

It seems to me that she experienced the stories she shared; they were too real not to be true.
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Post by prenaramesh » 03 Oct 2017, 09:06

CatInTheHat wrote:It seems to me that she experienced the stories she shared; they were too real not to be true.
Yes, I agree. And there was a lot of detail as well which I don't think a thirteen-year-old could have just imagined.

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Post by Mindi » 03 Oct 2017, 11:01

I believe she experienced the things she described in some way. It may have been partially imaginary, but everything she saw had a purpose.

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