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Running head: ILLUSIONS
Richard Bach’s illusion is a novel that addresses the concept of how we perceive reality.
Authored by Bach, the book asserts that what we refer to as the reality is just a form of illusion
that we develop to either enjoy ourselves or for the purpose of learning (Bach, 1989). In the
novel, the author presents to us two characters that happen to meet the in the United States, and
develop a student- teacher relationship. It is through this relationship where we learn that the
world is just illusory in nature, and through various quotes used, we also learn the reality of the
author’s assertions. Although the duos have diverse ideologies, a careful analysis of their life
journey reflects an overlap of ideas, presenting an aspect of both eastern and western
The two men, Donald Shimoda and Richard Bach were both pilots. Flying and selling of
rides was their business, and that’s how they earned their living. Donald and Bach were both
from west America, representing the ideologies of the eastern philosophies while Bach
represents the western. Their conversation when they meet helps us know their differences in
how they perceive learni...