Visionary or Imagination?

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Re: Visionary or Imagination?

Post by ebethina » 12 Oct 2017, 18:55

That is a hard question. I remember when I read in the book Sara had drawn a bear that no one had seen in years. Therefore, no one else believed her when she said she saw the bear and draw. Plus, since the bear hung around long enough for her to draw it. Then there is the tale she was in. Who knows? The tale she was in could have been both visionary and imaginative.

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Post by Monroe1987 » 15 Oct 2017, 21:28

Both. We see her imagination in her art and in the way she tells the stories. As a visionary, we see her display her skills.

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Post by Job Njoroge » 16 Oct 2017, 10:06

One can argue she was either although I am left wondering whether you can have a vision without imagining it?

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Post by Nishant Das » 21 Oct 2017, 14:41

Imagination facilitates vision. I think she had a great imagination first and then decided to turn that into vision when she started practicing throwing in real life too.

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Post by greenstripedgiraffe » 23 Oct 2017, 11:19

This was not just an imagination working. There was either a vision or a reality or a mix, but not imagination, as imagination implies it is coming from within. A vision is an external influence.
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Post by BoyLazy » 23 Oct 2017, 11:40

Monroe1987 wrote:Both. We see her imagination in her art and in the way she tells the stories. As a visionary, we see her display her skills.
Beautifully explained. Loved her visionary part.
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Post by Amagine » 23 Oct 2017, 22:15

greenstripedgiraffe wrote:This was not just an imagination working. There was either a vision or a reality or a mix, but not imagination, as imagination implies it is coming from within. A vision is an external influence.
I love your answer even though I still believe it could've been both.
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Post by jonaya » 25 Oct 2017, 03:00

I think she was a visionary person as a word go says 'without vision people perish' no wonder she was able to overcome or accept anything that comes on her way.

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Post by kwahu » 28 Oct 2017, 06:34

I think she envisioned all that she was telling. Yeah as a way to prepare her for life in the park. The stories she had heard may have triggered that.

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Post by Jennifer Allsbrook » 28 Oct 2017, 14:27

MaryBurris wrote: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.
I do believe Sarah was a visionary in this story. She would have to be in order to learn the skills. Also, the descriptions that she provided were much to specific to be just figments of her imagination. Knowing the habits and behaviors of ancient people with which she was not previously familiar would be a little difficult to just think up.

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Post by CambaReviewer » 29 Oct 2017, 15:00

I think she may have experienced some of it and imagined the rest...

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Post by K_Robinson » 29 Oct 2017, 22:38

I always described it as a visionary sequence, so I guess I assumed it was a vision rather than her just making something up. That combined with her being strongly adamant that it felt so real and she had learned so much from it that could be applied to "real" life makes me feel as if the author wanted it to be a vision.

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Post by powergirl » 01 Nov 2017, 07:13

Sarah seemed to be visionary and imaginary she found stories and completed them even hardly.
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Post by ritah » 22 Nov 2017, 05:51

Lest92 wrote:She needed to be susceptible to fiction for that vision to be so realistic to her.

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Post by Marylynn » 24 Nov 2017, 09:55

I think she was visionary since magic was involved and not imaginative.

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