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  • Analysis Of Rape Fantasies By Margaret Atwood

    One thing that you can 't complain about with Margaret Atwood 's Rape Fantasies is downtime; there is none to speak of. It hits the ground running, the narrator Estelle opening in media res, quite in the middle of conversation, the subject of which (rape) she initially professes a reluctance to address. Estelle is tired of hearing and seeing things about rape in the media. She doesn 't want to think about it. This introductory tone of reluctance is important because it reveals a conflict that underlines the rest of the story, a conflict between Estelle and society 's interpretation of and collective dialogue about rape. The story is sort of a character sketch of Estelle presented in two parts. The first part is a short office lunch-room…

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  • Margaret Atwood Rape Fantasies Analysis

    “RAPE, TEN THINGS TO DO ABOUT IT, like it was ten new hairdos or something.” The desensitization of sexual assault is promptly addressed by Margaret Atwood’s short story “Rape Fantasies.” The magazine article that the women are reading in and the title alone demonstrates how society creates rape to be this romanticized and skewed act. Indeed, the story, despite being short, deeply examines the various psychological impacts of rape culture among women. This in turn, provides us with a clear and…

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  • The Glass Menagerie Analysis

    at the zoo, or the local conservatory, slipping even further from reality. Laura preferred to be locked in her own fantasy world, far from the real world. She could care less about getting a career or finding gentlemen, much to her mother’s dislike. Amanda wants her to be an intelligent woman, able to entertain potential suitors with her brains and character, just like she supposedly did when she was younger. Amanda cannot accept her daughter’s peculiar personality, nagging on her supposed…

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  • The Dark Crystal Film Analysis

    Predecessor to the 80’s cult classic, The Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal was legendary puppeteer Jim Henson’s first 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…

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  • The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane Analysis

    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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  • Margaret Atwood Fairy Tale Analysis

    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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  • Go Away From The Winter's Bone Analysis

    Go Away from the ‘’Hell’’ Fantasy in Daniel Woodrell Winter’s Bone In the Winter’s Bone, Daniel Woodrell narrates a story of a girl Ree Dolly. She is trying to find her father, Jessup, who produces drugs, and then persuade him to show in the court. However, it is not extremely successful to find him since someone takes charge of Jessup. Ree asks many people about trail of her father but still has no answer. At that time, she gets scared from Uncle Teardrop and beat by other women in…

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  • Where The Wild Things Are Book Analysis

    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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  • Fantasy In Ernest Bormann's The Breakfast Club

    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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  • Film Bodies: Gender, Genre And Excess By Linda Williams

    Using Laplance and Pontalis’s ‘structural understanding of fantasies as myths of origin’ and Freud’s ‘original fantasy’, Williams shows how all three genres explore enigmas of sexual desire, sexual difference and self. Pornography addresses sexual desire and its unknown origin, by creating a fantasy of the perfect moment where a seducer and the seduced may meet and share moments of pleasure ‘on time’. Unalike pornography, horror explores sexual difference through the fantasy of castration, which…

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