This sub-genre is the combination of fantasy genre and historical fiction. The story is written based on historical event of real world (Nicolas, 2015). The setting plays an important role in historical fantasy since it should follow the historical accuracy. Typical elements found in this sub-genre are historical events, time travel, mythological influenced, etc. Incognito by Windy Puspitadewi is an example of historical fantasy.
Discuss and analyze how and to what ends fantasy and reality are intertwined in stories you have studied. In this essay, we will discuss how magical realism uses elements of real and of magic to create the literary style. At first, we will try to give a background of what magic realism, where it comes from, and how a story can be labelled as such. Alejo Carpentier’s “Viaje a la semilla” and Julio Cortazar’s “La noche boca arriba” will be our focus.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are two pieces of fiction that have been read for generations. Though the plots are different, each story exemplifies different ideologies of fantasy, and has similar fictional elements. Both stories feature a protagonist’s exit from the mundane world into a world of fantasy, and in both stories these protagonists return to their mundane world changed by their experiences in the realm of the marvelous. A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are different stories, and therefore should require antagonists with different qualities, however, this is untrue. In fact, Puck and the Red Queen appear quite similar when closely examined because they both derive their power from the realm of the marvelous, their actions exact chaos and complicate the plot, and both offer full realizations of their protagonists’ deepest desires.
Writings of Alejo Carpentier and Venezuelan Arturo Uslar-Pietri reflect such an influence. There is a great deal of overlap between the three types of Speculative fiction - Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror. Supernatural and Magic form a primary element of either plot, setting, theme or all three in the Fantasy genre. The strange and unreal is explained “by means of divine intervention, magic, or other supernatural forces.” The entire story might take place in a fantasy world, with distinct laws of nature that permit magic, wholly different from our own, as in the Harry Potter series.
Introduction and thesis statement This research will focus on the Fantasy and Fairy tale theory ( Nikolajeva, 2006 ) and Harry Potter and the half blooded prince book . The purpose of this paper is to analyse the book by using the Fantasy and fairy tale theory. Moreover, the analysis will also take a closer look at how Harry potter conforms to an actual fantasy protagonist.
Alif the Unseen is unlike most traditional quest-fantasy narratives in the sense that it not only reverses the conventional gender roles in that genre but culturally, as well. In most quest-fantasy narratives, the male protagonist is the one who goes on the fantastical journey to some far-off land. This is the case with Alif when he is escaping from the Hand. A.T.U. is different in the sense that Alif carries out a portion of it behind a computer screen, hence the title of the book. Another way that Alif the Unseen provides a unique voice in the realm of fantasy is that it blends technology with the fantastic.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are two pieces of fiction that have been read for generations. Though their plots differ, each story exemplifies different ideologies of fantasy, and has similar fictional elements. Both stories feature a protagonist’s exit from the mundane world into a world of fantasy, and in both stories these protagonists return to their world changed by their experiences in the alternate realm. The stories of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland develop differently, and should therefore require antagonists with unique qualities. However, this is not the case.
As Tolkien himself was apprehensive of his works being titled as fantasy, we can see that it is rather true that the works goes beyond the genre or restriction of being a fantasy literature. In the literary jargon, the genre of fantasy is that of an imaginary universe, which is far removed from the real world, endowed with magic and supernatural elements. Tolkien’s narrative however deals with problems that are greater than the magic which may be found. It is not a parallel world that exists with ours rather it is a world which has the conviction of our supposed long lost
The Castle of Otranto was regarded as a mixture of various literary genres: melodrama, fable, romance, and folklore. In the preface, Walpole claims that he tries to ʻ blend of the two kinds of romance the ancient and the modern’. The ancient – ‘all imagination and improbability’, and the modern governed by the ‘rules of probability’ connected with ‘common life’. Jerrold E. Hogle argues that the early gothic fiction is a “post-medieval and even post- renaissance phenomenon”, due to the medieval setting: “Belonging to, or characteristic of, the Middle Ages; medieval, ‘romantic’, as opposed to classical… Belonging to the ‘dark ages’”.
She published The Moment It Began in 2007 but updated it until 2016; at least according to the online information which are available on her profile on fanfiction.net1.1 Nevertheless, the story is labelled as complete. Both stories share the fact that they play in a AU, shortened for Alternative Universe. Such a label in the description and summary of the stories points towards the fact that the authors made major changes in regards to the original canon. Due to pure luck, both stories relate to each other and are partly connected, as will be discussed in a later part of this
There are numerous amounts of techniques authors use in their novels to project a message, and interest the reader. However, certain styles may not work due to the fact that it possibly can result in an overdoing of such style, causing the reader to get bored and stop reading. The novel “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley Is a novel about developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning that come together to change society. This book has a unique science-fiction theme and takes place in the future. Another book called “Alias Grace” by Margaret Atwood is a fictional book based on a true story about a girl named Grace who gets wrongfully convicted of a double murder.
Dragonwings, by Laurence Yep is an amazing book about a family overcoming obstacles, and fulfilling dreams. Moon Shadow is the son of Windrider. They were separated when he was born, but when the family’s cousin comes for a visit, Moon Shadow’s whole life will change. Although it is very dangerous, Moon Shadow wants to move to the demon land where his father works so they can be together. When he arrives to the demon land, he moves into his Uncle’s laundry mat so they can live and work together.
Summer Reading Project Meico Santo 6/18/15 8/31/15 Fiction Book: “The Furies” by Mark Alpert Journal Entry 1: Prompt: Why do you think the author chose the title he/she did? Analyze its deeper meaning. If it 's an obvious title, rename it something more symbolic and explain your rationale.
In The Maze Runner, the author used the sense of strong community and hard work through the characters to show how we as humans take for granted our friendships. The reason why this story seems to illustrate this statement is because in the story, all the characters have to go through a long journey and most of the journey is impossible to do alone. The story seemed to depict a strong connection between all of the characters which made it seem like every character in the movie had a specific role and they all had to be intertwined. By relying on one another to obtain a functional society, certain rolls need to be filled and occupied.