How can a literary work of fiction, which is by definition non-factual, convey knowledge?

Q2.How can a literary work of fiction, which is by definition non-factual, convey knowledge?

 

The literary mean of fiction is a fake- non-existing story. The term sounds as if it is non -relevant to life at all . However, fiction actually provides a great source of experience. The fictions convey experience – which is an area of knowledge, and this is done by storytelling. People still feel excitement and empathize fictional characters even if the story itself is false. This is because the literary work of fiction provides us experience of things that we have never or we will never come across. In this sense, we can say that the literary work of fiction does convey knowledge.  Whether that experience is good or not is another story, as it has to be interpreted by individuals.

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