Reality In Paranoid Fiction

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Paranoid fiction shows the manipulative nature of reality and how it can be altered by powerful forces. These forces can be a governing body, such as a dictatorship or communist government, or they can be an internal situation, such as a character's mental instability or refusal to accept the harshness of the world he or she is in. Unlike speculative fiction, paranoid fiction is written in a way so as to imply that the story may only be a delusion of the characters, instead of treating it as an alternate history or an in-fiction universe. At its most basic, paranoid fiction refers specifically to works about speculations and possible conspiracies by people in power, told by an unreliable narrator. However, the most popular type of paranoid …show more content…
These plot twists are not simple though, majority of the time the plot twists futuristic or even unreal to give the reader a sense of how imaginative the mind of the main character really is. At the same time the author will maintain a specific amount of realism to show the reader how unrealistic stories can in fact be closer to reality than one might think at first glance. On some occasions the author may openly admit that the main character may have a type of mental illness or psychological issue. When the author does this he or she follows the main character through his or her daily life and depicts the constant battle of the chaos of reality and the simplicity and pleasure of the world the character wants to live in. when this is done the sense of fantasy is depicted by internal desires, doubts, and suspicions. These worked are often more focused on the main character rather than the world around him or her. A number of popular novels are listed under the paranoid fiction genre such as 1984, American Psycho, A Tale of Two Cities, and a long list of others. Although paranoid fiction is very popular among authors in literary works, the genre expands much further than just novels. Many screen writers find paranoid fiction to be very entertaining when it comes to creating a television show. Shows such as Futurama and Fringe depict a cast in which they are fighting against conspiracies of the …show more content…
Probably the most recognizable movie within the paranoid fiction genre would have to be The Matrix series. The Matrix, the classic movie The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, and many other titles are all an example of how the genre of paranoid fiction can be written and produced into different types of media. Any piece of work placed in the genre of paranoid fiction is an automatic appeal to logos. The author or screen writer creates the work in which it follows a fictional character but at the same time he or she includes the audience in the chaos. The author or screen writer will get the audience so into the plot then twist it around to test the audience members’ sense of logic, what’s real, and what isn’t. The author or screen writer wants the audience member to experience the same issues as the main character. Paranoid fiction is in your daily life whether you realize it or not. It can be in a book you have to read for a class, in your favorite television show, or a new movie coming to theaters that you can’t wait to see. It even shows up in the least place you would expect to, video games and music. Paranoid fiction is a genre of work that will continue to be around due to its popularity in all forms of

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