Fantasy World In The Pillowman And The Pan's Labyrinth

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A fantasy world is something always happens in stories and films. Both The Pillowman and The Pan’s Labyrinth include a fantastic imaginary world, it is obviously an escape from harsh reality to some extent. But one is pessimistic, one gives hope. The following essay will explain more about differences of fantasy world in the two stories. How a fantasy world reflects psychological feeling inside our mind. First of all, fantasy world can help to escape from reality. But how? As the fantasy world is only an imaginary, we can fulfill all our wants there. Everything are under our own controls. Therefore, when things goes wrong in reality, our fantasy world can help us to escape form it. Although we hope to use the fantasy to escape from reality, to certain extent element in reality shown in fantasy. When we try to escape from it, some part of the fantasy can be related to the reality. Because it is the reality force us to create that fantasy. In both the Pillowman and Pan’s Labyrinth the fantasy of Katurian and Ofelia are an escape of the reality but at the same time linkage of fantasy and reality exists. In the pillowman, story setting is in a totalitarian country, without specific indicate. We can clearly see…show more content…
Fantasy world is not a must to be positive and fancy. In the pillowman, it is the meaningless violent deaths and mutilations. In Katurian’s stories murder especially for child always exists and they all look a bit unreasonable. For example, in “The Little Apple Man” a girl craves some little man from apples with razor blades in them. Because the father swallows without notice the razor blades so he dies in agony. And the little girl chokes to death on her own bold as a number of apple man said she killed their little brother. All Katurian’s stories are a bit twist, but these form Katurian’s fantasy
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