“Magic Laws and The Functions of Fantasy in A Fantasy Novel” is a study conducted by Amelis (2013). She uses Riordan’s Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief as her subject and combines Nikolajeva’s Magic Law and Tolkien’s Function of Fantasy as her framework of analysis. This study reveals that magic law is used to construct the story to be more interesting, believable, and related to human
While little-known prior to the film being released, Alan Turing is one of the most significant war-era figures of the 20th century. He is an exceptionally talented mathematician who loves puzzle solving and decrypting the german code machine called the Enigma. On the other hand, he is also a character who is socially awkward and isolated. His mathematical characteristics are shown through the props, an aspect of mise-en-scene, in his bedroom. When the camera pans over his room, the audience can clearly see that many of his possessions are covered in numbers, calculations and regular patterns.
Therefore, it is evident that the old concept of Gods, Goddesses, Deities and Demigods have not only been re-popularised, but they also remain true to their lineage of more than a thousand years prior. The ideologies and the popular beliefs pertaining to particular characters - both mortal and immortal - from both the texts are very much similar, not only regarding the more popular Gods and Goddesses, but also in terms of the mythical creatures and mythical structures as shown above. Ergo, with the eroding of time the dogmas of the common people have remained
Millenia after their creation, classical mythology continues to intrigue and inspire; Greek and Roman (and even Norse) figures and stories directly appear in the contemporary works of Rick Riordan, Jennifer Estep, Neil Gaiman, and Shelly Laurenston. Additionally, references and allusions to classical mythology frequently are and have been used in unrelated works for emphasis. The enduring strength and power of these myths is due not only to their divine and heroic feats, but also to the connection the audience can form with characters who don’t have happy endings, but suffer as much and often more than ordinary mortals. Thomas Foster, author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor, devotes an entire chapter of his book to the employment of classical mythology connections as a method of adding depth to a piece. However, he also frequently draws on Greek mythology to illustrate his claims in a variety of chapters, including “Flights of Fancy” and “Never Stand Next to the Hero.” In doing so, Foster by no means is exhaustive as a plethora of classical myths, such as those found in Edith Hamilton’s Mythology, may be used both to bolster and qualify Foster’s assertions.
Good Will Hunting Gus Van Sant’s film Good Will Hunting narrates about the life of a young man, Will Hunting, who is extremely gifted especially in Mathematics but simply works as a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Even Will is endowed with exceptional intelligence, he faces setbacks in his life. He often sabotages himself with his self-loathing. Will’s life started to change after Professor Gerald Lambeau discovered his extraordinary potential and introduced him to Sean Maguire, a psychologist. Will’s cognitive, moral and socio-emotional development can be noticed throughout the movie.
Most people know what science fiction is in some sense, but somehow finds a difficulty in specifying it from other imaginative and fantastic literature. Every bookstore across the globe will surely have section devoted to science fiction: Shelves filled with brighty-colored books with photorealist illustration of intricate spaceships or men and women in futuristic cities. These novels are mostly narrative, elaborating on both imaginative and fantastic premise. It also involves a postulated future society, bizarre encounters with creature from another planet and travel between planets or in time. Science Fiction as a genre or division in Literature creates a distinctive feature between its fictional world from the world we actually live.
A myth is a prevalent view or convention that has been woven up over a timeframe around something or somebody, encapsulating the standards and establishments of a general public or section of society (8). Mythology can allude to the gathered myths of a gathering of individuals—their assemblage of stories which they advise to clarify nature, history, and traditions or to the investigation of such myths. A society 's mythology is a capable apparatus for brain science, throwing light on the way of life 's shared oblivious. There is no better approach to comprehend a society profoundly than to know and welcome its mythos, its stories, and its fantasies. Undoubtedly, a large portion of the images in our fantasies are all inclusive, or if nothing else society wide, images whose importance is put resources into the mythic stories that they occupy, these images and these stories are encoded in the very cells of our species ' DNA (9).
My bored mind weaved this story of these boys being brothers who are managing an arcade as a family business. In my parallel universe, they were geniuses who created game machines and were having a photoshoot as a means of advertisement for their arcade. My brain created this out of a single picture and for the first time, I was struck by the power of boredom and creativity. Sometimes I would stare at uniforms and my mind would stitch a story about what Bangtan Sonyeondan would be like if they were in school. What would their lives be like if one of them was a teacher?
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