The magic itself can be in the form of magical abilities, such as immunity to fire, magical creatures, for instance ghost and unicorn, or magical phenomena, like crystal rain (Talmor, 2003). According to Cristea (2014), magic is the one that permeate fantasy genre. An excellent concept of magic can build a good tension and give interest to the story. Therefore, magic becomes an important element in fantasy fiction in order to create an attractive story. An example of fantasy fiction that reaps a great success is Harry Potter.
How is a magic realism reflected in the story? This paper outlines the definition and comparison of the two genres and illustrates the presence of the magic realism in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Fantasy vs Magic Realism "There are many attempts to define fantasy,
Reality and realism, as I have explained in my introduction are words defining each other and its representation. When we use realism in a piece of work through different techniques of writing, we are projecting a mode of reality to the readers. Realism can be a part of fiction as well as non-fiction. Projecting reality as per se, in a piece of work involves imagination and fantasy. Literature cannot prevail without imagination.
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.
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.
Nevertheless, the themes of the story are those that are to be found in most fairy tales-namely, the element of romance, the dichotomy of good and evil, and the happy ending (see works cited 2). Moreover, the structural pattern of the story also follows the principal plot functions present in fairy tales, as set out in Zipes’ model (xiii). All of these themes and patterns come together in a story that is shaped by an appreciation, on the part of the author, of what comprises the fairy tale, in a time when, as a result of the advent of the industrial revolution, the world would have been perceived as becoming smaller and its earthly forces less mysterious. The rapid scientific and technological progress experienced during that period in history probably had a profound
The findings section shows that there are six magical events that mainly influence the development of the main character in the novel Howl’s Moving Castle. These magical events influence the development of the main character by applying the laws of magic which portray certain functions of fantasy. The magic laws that ultimately influence the development of the main character are limitation and consistency. In terms of functions of fantasy, the findings show that there is a function that dominates the main character’s development, which is recovery. The existence of consistency and limitation indicate that the world presented in the novel has its own laws.
One interesting factor about this novel is the fact that it incorporates magic realism. This is because the book provides an exaggerated representation of real life. The effect of magic realism has an interesting effect on the readers, as it exaggerates the reality. Using magic realism makes the novel timeless, an exaggerated version of the past, that is still applicable to the future. These two techniques are evidently seen in the different relationships in the story.
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.
Conclusion The novel The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni justifies its title with reference to the notion of the research project. Juxtaposition of magic and reality is an interesting method of narrating an episode which otherwise is so common throughout the world. Events like sibling rivalries, public molestation of women, sacrifices by mothers and wives, battles and wars and so on has been known for centuries, but such events does not excite us as much as the text of Mahabharata does. Magical element in such stories adds the extraordinary touch of excitement. The referred novel brings the components of reality and magic in such a way that the complete story portrays a different dimension of understanding