“Magical realism combines realism and the fantastic in such a way that the magical elements grow organically out of the reality portrayed”. (Faris. 169) The form of magic realism offers an ingenious and effective means of screening the “real” living experiences. Literary works are drawn ahead the conventions of both realism and fantasy or myth. In previously colonized countries numerous ‘schools’ of literature emerged which attempted to coalesce the old pragmatic tradition with elements variously referred to as the supernatural or magic.
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,
Right away in act one of William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream he introduces his audience to one of his famous plot dilemmas; forbidden love, however this time instead of a trio like The Thirteenth Night, this classic tale presents four individuals and two fairies battling it out for the chance to capture their hearts desires. Can such a raw emotion be attained through natural persuasions? Shakespeare takes on that challenge in this piece of literature by incorporating element of supernaturalism and mixing it with comedy. Before diving into the details of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a clear understanding of what supernaturalism is will need to be addressed. When thought of with a modernized mindset, supernaturalism is nothing but enlightenment, wonders, and joy all from the unknown.
This is only indicative of the willingness of the elite to abuse those working under them- especially young naive women. This power imbalance is also captured in Dracula through the character Mina. Mina Harker serves as the love interest of Jonathan Harker, but is a strangely sexless character when compared to other women in the novel. This attribute give Mina a more innocent disposition, which makes
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.
Rosamond is a delightful and feminine presence that immediately delights the doctor arriving in town. Embodying all the values of the Victorian woman, she contends with Dorothea in all respects. Eliot criticizes her quite harshly throughout the novel, highlighting her defects and less beautiful parts through the situations in which she is exposed, but also through the choices she makes consciously. She relinquishes her origins, wants something more from her life, and longs for belonging to a social class more important than the middle class she is part of. He does not know the value of money, although he aspires to a financial status through which she can satisfy his needs and the whims of a spoiled young woman.
This article eplains how Amitav Ghosh uses history with in fiction in the novel The Hungry Tide. Key Words - Post Modern, Histriography, Meta fiction, History. INTRODUCTION Historiographic metafiction is passionate by history; it is concerned with historical
In Leipzig, during festivities, when death is chased, prostitutes symbolize the motif of “happiness and joy of life”. Nowadays interactionists subdivide prostitutes into different groups and types, reveal the most characteristic patterns of their social "career". So, the most common classifications are the following two: the first is based on the factor of localization of the foci of prostitution: 1) street, station, port prostitutes, the cheapest, occupying the lowest step in the hierarchy of their professional shop; 2) hotel and restaurant prostitutes, serving hotels, clubs, casinos; 3) "call girls", intended for middle-class secured customers; 4) elite prostitutes, serving the highest social groups - statesmen, politicians, bankers, businessmen, artists. The second classification model is based on the time factor: beginner prostitutes; women who have
In A streetcar named Desire, Stella is associated to this stereotypic role, she is an innocent woman and housewife who takes care of her husband by loving him in an outrageous way. Even if Stanley is hitting her, she still loves him. Whereas Blanche acts like a seductress, at first sight she seems to be pure by wearing a “daintily dressed in a white suit with a fluffy bodice” (Williams 3). In reality the authors gives a false impression of her in order to affirm that stereotypes or first impression are not always true. Indeed, after several scenes Blanche uses her power of seduction in order to manipulate men and reach her objectives.
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