The measure of metaphor… and the madness of theatre.
The centre of the phenomenon of act A counting as act B is not the existence of rules and conventions, also not the existence of intentions, but rather the acquisition of rights and responsibilities.
Nicholas Wolterstorff. Works and Worlds of Art. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980). p. 205.
How often do readers feel they owe authors something? How often does the viewer, the listener, feel some duty?
And so for day 865