You can be that person instead of recording that child crying, you can go up to that child and take her away from the mayhem that is right next to her and tell her everything is going to be alright. You can be that hero. 3. It is an important and necessary trade and characteristic that we should all embrace and be willing to make part of ourselves. We need to encourage heroic traits because it will benefit society as a whole but ourselves in the process.
The Wizard of Oz, published in 1900, proves to be a story that has survived the test of time. Even today, many critics are analyzing different aspects of the story and there is debate over what type of storyline it follows. Many make the argument that it was written as a myth or fairytale, while others believe the symbols can be better interpreted to have other meanings, such as being related to the Populist Party in the late 19th century and issues from the time period. Although many symbols and characters throughout the novel parallel common Populist ideas and people, it was not intentionally written to be a Populist allegory by Baum. The People’s Party, also known as the Populist Party, formed in the 1890s in response to a major financial
The two authors had similar intentions on the plot of each literary text. Furthermore, these decisions had influenced the tone of suspense dramatically. The works had both started innocent and took a darker turn as the plot continued on its railroad track; a specific path Poe or Morris leads one down can determine the ominous impression they implement into the stories as a whole; the techniques expressed in Ruined allowed the book to obtain a stronger hold on the reader’s interest, setting the plot in motion. Without Paula Morris’s tactical strategy, the novel would not have been as attention grabbing as it was. Moreover, Poe’s story contains dragged out scenes that increases the attitude of it.
The story of sword and sorcery commonly revolves around the hero who fights against the barbarian. In addition, Tuttle (2005) claims that this sub-genre can also be called as heroic fantasy since the story tells about a journey of the hero to complete a mission, usually to save a person or a thing. Nevertheless, in writing a fantasy story, the author does not always stick in one particular sub-genre. The author can also combine different sub-genres into one work. Thus, it can result in a new creation that is unique and remarkable.
In the movies Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets along with the books Beowulf and Grendel there are many universal archetypes that reveal a deeper meaning within each of the works that help readers and viewers understand the true purpose of that work. The archetypes including the Magic Weapon, Lightness vs. Darkness, and The Hero all come together and bring out all of the universal ideas and themes that bring out the true meaning and purpose in these works that people crave. The Magic Weapon would represent the hero or protagonist being able to use his or her given power or ability to defeat those who are evil. Lightness vs. Darkness would represent the good times and bad times between the struggle
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.
Also what kind of confirmation is being expected from such stories or works of fiction? However, Tolkien is able to give us a far greater message (even if not deliberately) that imagination is not just limited to wishful fantasy or day dreaming; rather it is the step towards a peaceful and not utopian
At the articulation of G. G. Marquez’s name the term which immediately crosses the readers’ mind is magical realism. In his much acclaimed “Strange Pilgrims” Marquez perfectly embodies magical realism as a technique of revamping the marvelous into actual existence. Incorporating the elements of macabre and fantastic, the stories of the anthology reverberate with apparently familiar events that take on magical and strange implications as the Latin American characters attempt to come to terms with a foreign environment. Marquez aptly shows his taste for magical realism, the perfect mélange of fantasy and hyperbole exhibited in a framework of reality, which pervades throughout the stories of “Strange Pilgrims”. His narration is so serious and
First, I loved how Nolan injected the three parts of an illusion from the novel into the film, yet he also de-structured it by starting media res. The Illusion and Scoop have good structures as well but The Prestige is more interesting due to the theme of magic or illusion that is embedded within the plot’s layout and the characters. Changing the sequence of the story underlines the intricacy of intertwined human narratives. Borden is not one but two in the same way that Angier performed several lives. Additionally, the illusion is simpler in The Illusion and Scoop with motives of politics/love and murder, respectively.
Fairy tales were seen as a way to help people overcome their troubles in life and become better people. The reasons why fairy tales are more useful than regular stories is because they are more entertaining. The entertaining portion of fairy tales come from the fact that they contain mythical creatures that help grab the attention of readers. The fact that fairy tales have been around since the 1600’s. Readers usually relate to the main characters because they go through the same struggles as people in real lifes.