Nothing is 100% one thing or the other.<quoted text>
Frijoles---Again, goes to show that the educational system of your country is not up to par.
Former---His Jamaican history books would probably only make the grade here in a handful of states, maybe, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama....
Places I would only go to for their BBQ.
HughBe--- You have no idea what history is. As a Catholic(former) how would you classify the book of Esther?
Is it HISTORY or FICTION?
I prefer not to see the world in black in white.
Most of life is lived in the gray areas.
Much of literature contains elements of history, psychology, sociology, politics, philosophy, theology, commentary, fantasy, and yes, reality.
It is for the individual to evaluate that which speaks to him and what message he wishes to take from any creative work of art.
So, the answer to your question above is: It is whatever you make of it. We would probably all answer that differently. I have no personal knowledge of this piece of literature. So, honestly, I would not be the best person to ask.
What did you think of the book,'Gone With the Wind?'
How about,'My Wicked, Wicked Life,' by Errol Flynn.