"Love passed, the muse appeared, the weatherA main theme of Eugene Onegin is the relation between fiction and real life.
of mind got clarity newfound;
now free, I once more weave together
emotion, thought, and magic sound."
(from Eugene Onegin, 1823)
As art often imitates life, people too are often shaped by art.
The romantic sister, Tatiana, is reading a romance novel when her mother tells her real life is not like that. The work is packed with allusions to other literary works and most of the main characters have been influenced and had their personalities shaped by, or modelled on, different works of literature.http://kirjasto.sci.fi/puskin.htm