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    From films about childhood dreams, to wizards, to evil spirits, the fantasy genre has taken audiences into worlds they never could have imagined. Fantasy genre films use creativity, magic, and unrealistic circumstances to take one’s mind beyond its limits. “Fantasy is a fluid genre that allows crossover with horror, science fiction, comedy, holiday films, and more” (Goodyknootz & Jacobs, 2014). The feature-length film “Big” starring Tom Hanks is a textbook example of a fantasy genre film. While using impractical and dreamlike situations and settings, this American Film Institute (AFI) top ten film grasps the attention of the younger viewers but also offers remarks that are appreciated by adults. (Goodyknootz & Jacobs, 2014) The theory of…

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    attempt at creating a fantasy motion picture filmed entirely with intricate animatronics and puppets. The film is complete with heroes, villains and the other main elements of fantastical narratives as described by Russian scholar and folklorist Vladimir Propp in his breakthrough work, Morphology of the Folktale, which states that there is a sequence of 31 functions — certain actions that a character fulfills in order to advance the plot towards the “happy ending” — that can be applied to any…

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    The article, ‘Film Bodies: Gender, Genre & Excess’1 by Linda Williams explores whether the forms of sex, violence and emotion found in the genres of pornography, horror, and melodrama (specifically the woman’s weepie) respectively, are as gratuitous as my film scholars and critics believe them to be. Setting out to disprove this idea, Williams’ investigates and compares the form, function, and system of the three genres. Ultimately, William’s central claims reveal the value in the supposed…

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    Fantasies provide an escape from the daily hassles of life. When one thinks of a fantasy, one may conjure up things like unicorns flying in the wind, elves dancing around a Christmas tree, or like the poem expresses, touching dragonflies and stars. All incidences are unreal, imaginative. Ernest Bormann, however, had another perspective on fantasy altogether. Fantasy is dimensionally acquired through dramatization and rhetorical vision. “Rhetorical vison is considered to be construction of a…

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    That is only when the idea of portal fantasy began to take effect, and be classified as a subgenre of fantasy. On the contrary, people have been travelling to other worlds and universes, since they were able to think. Asking themselves questions such as: “What if a place like … existed?”, “What would I do if I went there?”, “What else would go on there?” and so on and so forth. Maybe because they are making up a story for their child, or maybe because they’re unhappy with their current life and…

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    In the book The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, there are a lot of themes that can be found and applied to the real world, even though this book is a fantasy book. These themes can help you deal with hardships in your life. An example of one theme would be the theme of love. The theme I will be talking about is that you have to go through the times where there’s sadness and the times where there’s happiness, because where there is sadness, there is happiness. Or in another term, when there…

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    There are several elements from fairy tales that exist in the novel. Margaret Atwood has received a fantasy award for her pieces of work honoring her for her writing that makes it interesting to read. Similarly, after reading just a few pages of the novel, I see how elements of fairy tale are used in order to create a motif or morals like a fairy tale does. For example, as the author states, “…some fairy-tale figure in a red cloak, descending towards a moment of carelessness that is the same as…

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    A Look Into The World Of Fantasy Fantasy as we know it today is by far the most difficult of all the genres to pinpoint a clear definition. In the book A Critical Handbook of Children’s Literature 9th Edition, it is defined to “depict a world unlike the one we usually call real.” (Lukens, Smith, Coffel, 2013) and others have define it has magical or dreamlike places. No matter how you define it the goal of Fantasy is to take readers away from the normalcy of everyday life and has long done so…

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    fiction and fantasy series “Bright Empries” seems to be like no other. Especially since it was written by him. Unlike most of Stephen R. Lawhead's work that deals with mixing mythology and historical events, “Bright Empires” does neither. Instead, they focus on humans going to other dimensions and what it would be like to visit worlds, not just countries, that were not their own. With the release of the fifth book in the series in 2014, called “The Fatal Tree”, the series has been once and for…

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    “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter and “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne both look into events that could not actually occur. However, although “Young Goodman Brown” is a fantasy story, “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” is not. A fantasy story is one in which the events depicted do not occur in real life. One may automatically argue that if this definition is used for fantasy, then “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” must be considered a fantasy story since…

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