How Do we Know What Fictive Characters Feel? The Reader as ‘legilimens’ of Rowling’s Cho Chang and Vergil’s Dido
‘One person can’t feel all this at once, they’d explode’. Hermione Granger is met with disbelief, after explaining a friend’s many emotions. Her snappy retort: ‘Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon, doesn’t mean we all have’. But how (by Merlin’s beard) can she explain all this?