I need a word for an incident that you've read, I don't really know how else to describe it. But here's the context...

I connected this book to the world when I learned that this character had been raped at the summer break party. I connected this ________ to the world because I've heard about the rapes that happen around the world, especially in colleges where women are raped, and don't speak up about it because they are afraid that it will hurt others or that they will be looked at different.

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    Information; facts provided or learned about something or someone. Or depends on how you consider what you read. thesaurus.com/browse/information
    – Grizzly
    Sep 7, 2016 at 23:43
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    Hi Kelley, no need to introduce yourself, your name is added automatically. Sep 8, 2016 at 0:21
  • I would say "reality" Or "unfortunate event" Mar 25, 2017 at 20:12

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I would go with disclosure or possibly revelation. Here, the point is not so much the you learned it, as it is that the character chose to disclose or reveal it.


I connected this scene/episode to the world because...

Macmillan Dictionary:


1 a part of a play, book, movie, etc. in which events happen in the same place or period of time

a love scene; opening/final scene: the opening scene of Macbeth


1 an event or set of events that forms part of a longer series but is considered separately

The raid was one of the bloodiest episodes in a long hard war.

After this episode, relations between them were strained.


I connected this matter to the world...

MATTER NOUN A subject or situation under consideration. - ODO

This might be a nice fit, since you connect the fictionalized event by thinking about it. As such it is a situation under consideration.

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