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The Fantasy World of The Glass Menagerie - The Fantasy World of The Glass Menagerie In The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams creates a world in which the characters are disillusioned by the present. Amanda, Tom, and Laura achieve this disillusionment by resorting to separate worlds where they can find sanctuary. Each character develops their own world, far away from reality. Amanda frees herself from the harsh realities of life by constantly reminding herself of the past. To begin with, she continuously repeats the story of the "one Sunday afternoon in Blue Mountain" when she received seventeen gentlemen callers (1195)....   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays] 682 words
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The Fantasy World of The Fixer - The Fantasy World of The Fixer In Bernard Malamud's The Fixer, almost all of Yakov Bok's time is spent in prison. The Fixer is an examination of freedom and its compliment, commitment (Helterman 67 ). Though Bok has no physical freedom, the longer that he is imprisoned, the more true freedom he obtains. Bok is able to attain this freedom through his dreams and hallucinations. These sequences are important because they prevent the story from becoming static, but more important, they illustrate that true freedom lies within one's self....   [tags: Bernard Malamud The Fixer] 671 words
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Video Games: An International Crisis - A team of German researchers studied students in schools in central Germany. Of the students in the study, 1.3 percent met criteria for video game addiction, while an additional 2.65 percent were judged to be at risk (Vitelli). This is an insanely staggering number. Nearly four percent of these students meet criteria for video game addiction, or are at risk for addiction. Video game addiction is not a myth like some people think it is, it’s real. Ninth grade boys averaged two-hundred and seven minutes of video game playing each day (Vitelli)....   [tags: video games addcition,fantasy world,gamers]
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Outcast In a World of Magic - In a world of magic... Long before i was born, Wars of Mages brought lots of sorrow. Then those Mages who were left concluded a peace. They swore to wash away their guilt by bringing happiness to mere mortals and making their inmost wishes come true. Since they had lived in the Soaring Castle. It is their job to ensure all mortals happiness. And I am one of them. I’ve been an outcast all my life. The elder sorcerers tried not to notice me; those who were the same age despised me openly by calling me half-blooded after my father had gone expelled....   [tags: fantasy,] 1132 words
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Magic in Medieval Fantasy: An Ordinary Event Turning into Something Magical - Magic is the word that stirs many exciting visions in the imagination; a girl in rags being transformed into a beautiful princess, the magic kiss that changes a frog into a prince or perhaps a destined king pulling a sword out of a stone. It becomes the supernatural force steering the characters through their obstacles beyond natural human power and capabilities with the aid of some other supernatural being or force leading to a point where good overcomes evil. Magic plays an important role in the lives of characters in medieval fantasy as the heroes are confronted with magic in their everyday world and relationships are tested by these elements causing various effects....   [tags: medieval fantasy, genres, heroes, ] 967 words
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Fantasy in Theatre - Fantasy in Theatre In preperation for our performance on the above subject, we firstly listened to several pieces of fantasy music as a guided visualisation in which we were asked to imagine going through different doors and to visualise what was behind them. This then inspired us to experiment with diferent stylistic devices to include in our performance. We were given two pieces of text that was goin to be the scope for our piece of Drama, they were: A Midsummer Night's Dream - A play by William Shakespeare....   [tags: Fantasy Shakespeare Theatre Drama Essays] 1115 words
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Children's Perceptions of Fantasy and Reality - Taylor, M. (1997). The role of creative and culture in children’s fantasy/reality judgments. Child Development, 68(6), 1015-1017. Many researchers have underestimated children’s ability to distinguish between fantasy and reality due to “methodological problems and overgeneralization” of children’s performance in conditions where they have little control. Therefore, the main goal of this article was to explain that children have the ability to differentiate between fantastical and real entities....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Identity and Symbolism in Fantasy Novels - Coming of age does not happen without change, Change does not happen without conflict. The Alice in Wonderland books by Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass; and Calvino, Invisible Cities are books that focus on the transformation of the individual and metamorphoses of the collective. This essay will specifically focus on identity and symbolism. Both novels allow us to enter a world of fantasy through distortion and alternate worlds. Thus allowing the reader to determine the underline rational to what is being hidden within the text ....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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A Fantasy Come True - When a beloved family member dies the natural human reaction to cope with the depressing news is known as denial. In Hedda Gabler and “How to Paint a water Lily”, both Ibsen and Hughes suggest that men live in a fantasy rejecting reality to protect them from horrifying situations. While Hughes believes that this fantasy is a natural survival technique used by men, Ibsen believes that by hiding the reality of life man are driven to insanity which prevents the growth of a potential culture hero. Ibsen reflects his belief: fantasy life protect humans from an appalling circumstance with his character Hedda Gabler whose fantasy is the life of perfect wife .Throughout the book Hedda’s actions has...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Hedda Gabler] 1047 words
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Civilizations Occupying the New World - It would difficult, if not impossible, to understand this complex and revolutionary event without first firmly placing it within its historical context. We get to start in media res by thrilling to the phenomenal risks and intrepid exploits of the European explorers as they bet it all and dared to sail over the edge of the world where monsters be, only later to be appalled by the ruthless and bloody slaughter of the native people and the boundless greed that devoured gold as if from a slop trough and fettered, abused and exploited "lesser" beings for material gain and a desperate grasp for glory....   [tags: World History] 942 words
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Fantasy and Illusion in A Streetcar Named Desire - “Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces” (Sigmund Freud). Illusion can be a part of our lives; however, if taken to the extreme, it can lead one to forget reality. Every individual has problems in life that must be faced with reality and not with illusion, even though it might throw one into flames of fires....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]
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Hidden Inside High Fantasy Fiction - Religion has spread throughout the world playing many important roles in people’s lives. Christianity is about of one of the dominant religions that has influence ideas, traditions, morals and values. However, the spread of Christianity has also become an influence in sports, television, news, movies, music, art, books and other aspects of popular culture. The popularity and importance of this religion have even inspired the world of fantasy fiction. Three of the New York Times Best Sellers are influence by Christianity....   [tags: religion, christianity, harry potter, pop culture]
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Fantasy Is Reality - As a story of creatures like the hobbit, dwarves, elves, goblins, wolves, and the wizard Gandalf, and their lives and adventures in a place called the Middle Earth, the fantastical nature of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit deserves no further explanation. Yet the use of fantasy in it is remarkable and prominent, which contributes to its popularity over the years since it has been published in the 1930s. According to Steven Jones, the use of fantasy in fairy tales is "the most salient...stylistic feature." In most other stories which fall into the genre of fairy tales or fantasy literature, one can never overemphasize the importance of fantasy in them....   [tags: American Literature] 1133 words
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The Virtual World - The virtual world is an imaginary location now defined as a place where a person can customize their personality characteristics to present themselves the way they want to be perceived. A strong doorway so the individual can establish an alter ego to escape from their daily discrimination or bias in life. An online community that allows the individual to fulfill into a community where he or she is accepted for who they something the actual world cannot offer to the individual. A society were the individual is giving the: equal opportunity among their others peers, to become more minded, a place for them to be truly themselves and where he or she is able to "hide" behind their computer scre...   [tags: Comparison: Online Community & Actual World]
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Fantasy Sports on the Internet - Fantasy Sports on the Internet The Internet is something that is common in today’s society. The internet’s uses vary from talking online to getting information on just about anything one wants. This new phenomenon was an instant hit and in the mid 90’s the internet was being found in more and more households. The internet opened up opportunities for many things such as easy access to any information, online shopping, being able to talk to people on the other side of the world with no cost, and it set up the whole fantasy world in sports....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Roald Dahl: Realism and Fantasy - The Realism and Fantasy of Roald Dahl’s, Fantastic Mr. Fox “The delightful tale of a fox who lives by poaching food from his three neighbours, Messrs. Boggis, Bunce, and Bean, three farmers – each one meaner than the other” (Telgan, Children’s Literature Review, Vol. 41, pg. 27). Mr. Fox and his family endure the hardships of attempted murder, being hunted, and starvation as the farmers resort to violence to rid themselves of Mr. Fox and preserve their livestock. Out of an undying will to survive, and out of love and concern for his family and fellow animal community, Mr....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Impact of Modern Literature's Focus on Mystical and Fantasy - Reading can be vital because it "determines the focus of your mind" (Covington). Is reading bad for a person. Does this mean modern literature is partly responsible for the corruption of society because it determines the way people think. Reading can transport people to different places, times, and state of minds. But what you read will determine it all. Even though modern literature makes great reads, it is changing the views of society because magazines send the wrong messages and modern literature only focuses on mystical and fantasy ideas....   [tags: twilight, harry potter] 1564 words
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J.R.R Tolkien and his Works - ... In what was later adapted, edited, and published by his son Christopher Tolkien, the stories in The Silmarillion and The Book of Lost Tales were created to make a myth for the British people. Although they were never accepted as the tales for his country they are placed as tales to further the Legendarium Tolkien had created. Through his tales Tolkien was able to create a feeling of mystery and wonder that stuck in the minds of his millions of readers and created modern fantasy for what is is today....   [tags: Author, Fantasy]
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Exploring Fantasy Films - Exploring Fantasy Films ‘One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them’. This line sounds stereotypically from a fantasy film, and it would perhaps not fit in to other genres such as comedy or romance. Fantasy films often take us in to a different world and away from the imperfections of our normal life, they are a great contrast to our lives, in fantasy films things are always extremes, either great things...   [tags: Papers] 2089 words
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Fantasy in "Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter" - Fantasy is a type of genre that allows the reader to experience a place or world unlike any they have before. Fantasy lifts all our ideas of reality, and allows us to be a part of experiences that we would otherwise have no chance of taking part in. In both Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, the reader is given a window into magical worlds unlike ours. These worlds are make believe, but both Tolkien and Rowling add so much detail that these worlds become as real as walking down the street. In Harry Potter, the reader is introduced to the Harry, the hero of the novel....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 794 words
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From Childhood to Adulthood in Fantasy Fictions. - "Many 20th century fantasies for children explore the journey from childhood to adulthood in metaphoric terms." A Discussion "Fantasy is literature for teenagers" Brian Aldiss (quoted in Alternate Worlds in Fantasy Fiction, 2001) In Alternate Worlds in Fantasy Fiction, Peter Hunt questions the credibility of fantasy fiction within the literary world, and suggests it is a marginalized literary form. Although opinions vary on the subject, many are of the consensus that fantasy is "formulaic, childish and escapist", without giving credit to its invaluable scope as a device to covertly reach adolescents....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 2064 words
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The White Male Fantasy of Total Recall - The White Male Fantasy of Total Recall      After saving the planet from a ruthless dictator and barely avoiding death on the hills of Mars, Douglas Quaid (Schwarzenegger) puts a final spin on Total Recall with his final lines: "I just had a terrible thought. What if this is all a dream?" This last statement by Quaid leaves the audience pondering the question of reality, wondering what truly was 'real.' By the end of the film, one could easily argue a whole realm of possibilities: The events were all real; they were all a dream; they were the Recall implant fantasy played out; or they were the Recall fantasy gone haywire....   [tags: Total Recall Essays]
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A Fine Line Between Fantasy and Fiction - A Fine Line Between Fantasy and Fiction Metafiction defines fictional writing which self-consciously and systematically draws attention to its status as an artifact in order to pose questions about the relationship between fiction and reality (Waugh 2). Metafiction, a term used loosely across many genres of fictions, gives the idea of fiction as, concepts with the intention of going beyond the familiar or presumed reality (Hembree 1). Using metafiction to describe a works allows for usage along a full spectrum of ideas....   [tags: Papers] 1347 words
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The Fine Line between Fantasy and Reality - Metafiction is a term given to fictional writing which self-consciously and systematically draws attention to its status as an artifact in order to pose questions about the relationship between fiction and reality (Waugh 2). Metafiction is a term used loosely across many genres of fictions. Using metafiction, to describe a works allows usage along a full spectrum of ideas. From this concept, many short stories, and other works of fiction have been produced. Authors like Ambrose Bierce, an innovator of experimental fiction, are highly criticized for taking on projects using this writing style....   [tags: American Literature] 934 words
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The Elements of Fantasy and Horror - The elements of fantasy and horror blend together perfectly to create an unforgettable series of events. An example of dark fantasy is Something Wicked This Way Comes, the novel by Ray Bradbury that tells the story of two young boys, Jim and Will, who discover the secret of a mysterious traveling carnival. The magical carnival has many temptations, including a frightening mirror maze and a carousel that changes one’s age. However, its allure only causes one to fall into the clutches of the ringmaster, Mr....   [tags: Literary Analysis, This Way Comes, Bradbury] 1589 words
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Why Fantasy Appeals to Us - Life is a quest. As living beings we are constantly being tested in our everyday lives, whether we are aware of it or not. This concept is what makes the quest in a Fantasy novel so appealing. As readers, we experience a journey of our own parallel to the quest of the protagonist. The physical and psychological growth and change of the main character not only affects them, but also influences our personal quest in life. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, the protagonists find themselves tested externally and internally....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Alice’s Adventure] 659 words
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Entangled Between Fantasy and Reality - While only one of the parents remain alive. Kokone had held her family in high regards with ought most respect. Her parents were always fair to her and her siblings. She would do anything in her power to protect them. Geographically, her home town was located near Theymarsh. Until one night the family was forced to flee from their own domicile due to a tragic war that had overcome the area. Smoke filled their home while fire raged with a crackling hiss. Kokone woke in the middle of the night startled to the smoke blanketed room as the fire raged like a devil cracking its whip in front of every path she took to try and escape....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 772 words
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Human Machines: Fate or Fantasy? - ... Dubious at most. One of the most valuable traits for a child is their imagination and where they choose to explore within their mind, yet according to Taylor’s research “imagination is unnecessary”. Therefore, a child does not need to explore their wonderful minds, but can simply turn a computer on or use another source of advanced technology and be shown what they are meant to be seeing within their minds. These negative effects upon a young child’s mind prove that these young students are no longer able to use the technology to better themselves, but are now being seriously damaged psychologically by the technology....   [tags: Technological Advancements, Society]
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Fantasy and Reality Within Of Mice and Men and The Things They Carried by John Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck) and The Things They Carried both contains events that trigger people to escape the reality of the moment into fantasy and show the psychological battles within. Escaping into a fantasy, you have the ability to change a horrific event into “happily ever after.” Introduction Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck) two migrant workers, George and Lennie, who share a dream of buying buy a few acres of land they can call their own, farming it, and, keeping rabbits. George took on the role as Lennie’s caregiver....   [tags: psychological battles, horrific events, change]
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Kanye West Dark Fantasy - Kanye West has produced works that many interpret as exhibiting the struggle of black identity in the post-modern era. In, Twisted Fantasy he could be interpreted as exploring what is known to the Self in juxtaposition to what is unknown, if the ideas he were presenting were to transcend the disconnected chaos of society. Kanye West is world renowned for his somewhat dark lyrics and the prolific imagery of his music videos. He has always gone for the shock value, in music and the real world. While West presents images that are startling, he is reflecting society with a noticeable lack of original thought while at the same time not addressing root causes for the desolation he portrays....   [tags: Lyrics, Music, Music Videos, Hip Hop]
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Science Fiction and Fantasy - Science Fiction For the science fiction portion of this paper, I choose to use the definition of Isaac Asimov. Modern science fiction is the only form of literature that consistently considers the nature of the changes that face us, the possible consequences, and the possible solutions. That branch of literature which is concerned with the impact of scientific advantage upon human beings. This definition reflects the both the experiences I have had reading the genre, as well as the probable themes of most other science fiction works....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Definitions, Functions] 1587 words
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J.R.R.Tolkien: Master of Fantasy - John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (J.R.R.Tolkien) was a philologist in the very strict sense of the word. This term, philologist, comes from Greek [φίλος (philos) and λόγος (logos)] and literarily means ‘love for words’. According to the Oxford Dictionary, it is “the scientific study of the development of language or of a particular language”, which is precisely what Tolkien did all through his life. Tolkien was, as has been said, a profound lover of words, which he begun developing from a quite early age....   [tags: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien Biography]
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Brave New World: Helplessness - Brave New World: Helplessness How can one distinguish happiness from unhappiness if unhappiness is never experienced. It's the bad that makes the good look good, but if you don't know the good from the bad, you'll settle for what you're given. Can people judge their feelings without a basis or underlying "rubric" to follow. Such rudimentary guidelines are established through the maturation process and continue to fluctuate as one grows wiser with a vaster array of experiences. Aldous Huxley creates a utopia filled with happiness, but this is merely a facade to a world which is incomplete and quite empty since the essential "experiences" are replaced with "conditioning." Perhaps th...   [tags: Brave New World] 1084 words
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Another Masterpiece: Final Fantasy Goes Online - Another Masterpiece: Final Fantasy Goes Online Everyone who knows games, and even some who don’t, knows the title Final Fantasy. They may also know that it has been claimed the best RPG (Role Playing Game) series of all time. Most people also know that the company, Squaresoft, is the maker of this great series. Final Fantasy was nothing short of a miracle for Squaresoft when the first game came out. Squaresoft was about to go bankrupt when they decided to make one last game, a final game, which they decided to name Final Fantasy....   [tags: Video Games Entertainment Essays]
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Illusion and Fantasy in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams - Illusion and Fantasy in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams An illusion is fake belief whereas fantasy is imagining fanciful visions. Both these themes are important in the play because they show how they can be mistaken for reality by each character in the play. The themes illusion and fantasy are involved from the start of the play. We learn from when Stanley throws the package of meat down to Stella that he is a dominant character and that his relationship with Stella isn’t as happy as it may seem to be....   [tags: Streetcar Desire Williams Tennessee Essays] 1137 words
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Elements of The Lord of the Rings in Final Fantasy VIII - Elements of The Lord of the Rings in Final Fantasy VIII       J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy is arguably the most influential work of fantasy literature in modern times. Its epic tale of good against evil and its surreal world of magical and unusual characters and places have captured and enchanted readers since its publication half a century ago. The story of the struggle to destroy the One Ring still influences numerous tales of adventure in literature, film, and role-playing games....   [tags: Lord Rings Essays]
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Hollowicked and Arcane Battle Against One Another - In the following, I will analyse the film Arcane in order to clarify whether it constitutes a fantasy genre. To do so I will concentrate on the characteristics of a fantasy genre. How it can be recognised. Fantasies are what depart from our understanding of reality. To answer the initial question, a closer analysis of the structural elements (cinematography), the narrative approach and the theme of Arcane will disclose if it departs significantly from our understanding of reality. Only if I can discover the answer to this question to be proven, it is possible to proceed with the following question....   [tags: Fantasy Genre, Film Analysis] 1331 words
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Satire and Fantasy in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle - Satire and Fantasy in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle For this essay, I decided to pick two terms that describe Cat's Cradle. I felt that satire and fantasy were two terms that suited the novel quite well. The book qualifies as a satire because it makes a mockery of things that were of concern in the sixties. For example, the Cuban missile crisis was a big issue in the early sixties. Religion was taken much more seriously, and the family unit was more tightly wound. In the novel, the threat comes not from a large warhead, but from a small crystal of Ice-nine....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut Cat's Cradle] 792 words
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Where the Wild things Are Film - To escape the reality of this undeniably complicated world, would be something so distant to even consider, yet it would not be impossible to. The film “Where the Wild Things Are” unconsciously portrays an attempt at this escape through the leading role, Max and his fellow Wild Things. Max’s Journey could be considered a quest for sanity and morality in the sense that his everyday life initiated him to escape this reality and experience a much preferable life in which would be considered his safe space, where he was unknowingly faced with his own deepest aspects of himself through the personalities and conflicts of others leading him to further learn his place in the world....   [tags: fantasy, sanity, morality]
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Fantasy and Imagination in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams - Fantasy and Imagination in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie: Wingfields are alike in terms of their imagination Every character exists in their own little world in which they indulge themselves in whether it is real or just a fantasy. In The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, everyone in the play allows for their imagination to run wild. The contrast is shocking when they withdraw from there because the differences in their appearance, personality and behavior transform drastically....   [tags: Papers] 643 words
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Elements of Magical Realism and Fantasy in The Donkey Prince - Elements of Magical Realism and Fantasy in The Donkey Prince       "The Donkey Prince" is a short story written by Angela Carter in 1970. Carter is an English novelist. Her story is a mixture of fantasy, myth, and magical realism. I do believe that fantastical literature and magical realism are related in a lot of ways. As I read through the magical realism and fantastical novels, I noticed more similarities than differences.   Briefly, the story I read was about a young prince being transformed into a donkey....   [tags: Donkey Prince Essays]
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Fantasy vs. Reality in A Midsummer Night's Dream - Fantasy vs. Reality in A Midsummer Night's Dream        Shakespeare weaves a common thread throughout most of his comedies, namely the theme of fantasy vs. reality. His use of two distinct settings: one signifying the harsh, colorless world of responsibility and obligation and one suggesting a world of illusion where almost anything is possible, a place where all conflicts are magically resolved.   Midsummer Night's Dream is a vivid example of Shakespeare's use of this plot device. The setting of the forest and the events that occur there represent a complete departure from the physical existence into a world where love at first sight is the norm....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]
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Comparing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll and Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes - Growth is inevitable and the most anticipated quest of man. It is a never-ending quest to evolve, fuelled by the constant hope for survival. Once natural growth halts, man’s focus shifts to the growth within. The coming of age, associates itself with this transformation from child to man, the step of letting go of childish ways and moving on to more mature things. The need for such a dramatic transformation is questioned by Miguel de Cervantes and Lewis Carroll in their texts, Don Quixote and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland....   [tags: Growth, Child Fantasy] 1685 words
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Fantasy In Cairo - Fantasy in Cairo In the film Purple Rose of Cairo, by Woody Allen, fantasy and reality are two very poignant themes. However, through discussion, the class brought up points regarding fantasy being Tom Baxter, and reality being Gill Shepherd; my perspective was different. Tom Baxter portrays the main theme of reality while Gill Shepherd demonstrates the role of fantasy. Also, the characteristic strength demonstrated by Cecilia as well as by Tom Baxter is pertinent to the story line. The remainder of this essay will entail why I have seen this film from a twisted view by using examples from the film....   [tags: essays research papers] 950 words
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Fantasy Or Reality - Fantasy or Reality. Society has branded fantacy gaming as evil and possably satanic. There is no link what so ever in between the two things. Role playing games are not evil. There are a few things that make it dangerous in the hands of stupid people. This fall at the Iowa State Fair Grounds there was a rennisaunce fair held. People from all over the state came and dressed up in costumes of olden days. People brought their children and looked around. There wer perfume shops and weapons shops along with food and drink shops....   [tags: essays research papers] 464 words
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C.S. Lewis on Misunderstanding Fantasy - C.S. Lewis on Misunderstanding Fantasy “Good stories often introduce the marvelous or supernatural and nothing about Story has been so often misunderstood as this.” On Stories—C.S. Lewis The early decades of the last century saw the loss of credibility of fantasy literature among the academic elite who ruled it a popular genre with little to no scholarly merit. Little that had had the misfortune of being dubbed fantasy had escaped the blacklist cast upon the field. Many critics had also labeled the fantasy genre as largely cliché, full of shallow characters, and as having no value beyond being purely escapist entertainment....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Symbolic Convergence in Gossip Girl: The Fantasy of the “In Crowd” - From high school girls desperately trying to be one of cool kids in school to corporate warriors rubbing elbows for that next promotion, nearly everyone has fantasized about being a part of the “in crowd”. What is it that makes the bonds and barriers of “in crowd” so unbreakable. Through sharing stories and reaching conclusions through discussion of those stories, members of small groups develop a common bond that shapes their social reality. An example of this bond is prominent in the CW’s hit show, Gossip Girl, which focuses on the world of high society elite at a private high school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York....   [tags: Sociology ]
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The Internet and Theories of Fantasy - The Internet and Theories of Fantasy [Summary. This paper analyzes the work of Bertolt Brecht in relation to fantasy and reality. Theatre and the Internet today, reach several parallels this paper attempts to uncover; and also to answer the question is it ever really there at all. In conclusion this paper will make not that the internet is really just a space of play.] Brecht used epic theatre to bring forth an idea or meaning for the audience to consider while entertaining the audience. Epic theatre involves the use of alienation techniques to distance the viewer from the story but still concentrate on the overall meaning....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Elements of Fantasy in Catwings Return -     Although it is a children's book, Ursula Le Guin's short story "Catwings Return" is a perfect example of the Fantastical genre. Published in 1989, "Catwings Return" has some elements similar to those found in Magical Realism, but the story mostly has elements of Fantasy in it. By examining the American story "Catwings Return," a reader will be able to see the similarities and differences between Magical Realism and Fantasy.   In order to have some characteristics similar to those in Magical Realism, a text must contain both realistic elements and magical elements (Flores 112)....   [tags: Catwings Return]
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A Wild Unicorn Tamer - Although my job here at Actel is what pays the bills, my real passion is my hobby. I'm a wild unicorn tamer. Now I know what you must be thinking, unicorns I can believe in, but a tamer. Those mythical jobs are stuff of fairy tales. Well let me tell you a story how I've become a unicorn tamer. Most of you know that prior to starting at Actel I lived in Canada. But what you probably don't know is that I've only lived in Canada for about 10 years. I was born in a town called Yekaterinburg. It is located in the Ural Mountains, just west of Siberia in Russia....   [tags: Fantasy] 701 words
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The Shining by Stephen King - Stephen King is a contemporary author of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. He is one of the greatest writers of the American horror genre. King wrote many bestselling books but his book The Shining, published in 1977, established King as a great American writer. The Shining is about a man, Jack Torrance, his son, Danny, and his wife when they become caretakers of an isolated hotel. Danny sees alarming visions of the hotel's past using a psychic ability known as "The Shining." As time goes on, Jack Torrance slips into a horrifying insanity and the only thing that can save his family is "The Shining." Stephen King is known for putting his past hardships, as well as successes, into this...   [tags: horror, science fiction, and fantasy]
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Gothic Vampires and Modern Vampires - The genre of gothic text tends to emerge in times of great social stress or anxiety. For many years, authors have described vampires as wealthy, culturally sophisticated, aristocrats who live decadent lifestyles. Today however, average Americans are faced with hard economic times, and are struggling to provide basic necessities for their families. When watching the movie Twilight by Stephanie Meyers, several details in the story seems to enhance these harsh cultural anxieties of today’s social world, such as, the excessive lengths people will go to achieve financial stability, the lavish life style of the modern vampire, and how themes of the economic issues society is facing, impacts and st...   [tags: Gothic, Fantasy, Twilight] 733 words
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The Perfect Gifts - Everybody dreams of being a billionaire, but if you were actually a billionaire what presents would you get and who would you get them for. I personally find it very satisfying to see the look on someone’s face when they receive the perfect gift. All times are great for gift giving but especially now during the holidays when it is a joyous time for everybody. One person I think really deserves a gift is my mother. My mother loves to help other people, whether it is her own children or other people in need....   [tags: Fantasy] 552 words
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