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Fantasy in Theatre - Fantasy in Theatre In preperation for our performance on the above subject, we firstly listened to several pieces of fantasy music as a guided visualisation in which we were asked to imagine going through different doors and to visualise what was behind them. This then inspired us to experiment with diferent stylistic devices to include in our performance. We were given two pieces of text that was goin to be the scope for our piece of Drama, they were: A Midsummer Night's Dream - A play by William Shakespeare....   [tags: Fantasy Shakespeare Theatre Drama Essays] 1115 words
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Claes Oldenburg: Give Existence in Art to Fantasy - “My single-minded aim is to give existence to fantasy." Claes Oldenburg was born in 1929 in Stockholm, Sweden. His father was a Swedish Consul General, and because of his job they moved to Chicago in 1936 where he became an American citizen. When he graduated Yale University in New Heaven, he took up the job as working as a reporter in 1946. Later on in 1952 Oldenburg attended Chicago Art Institute. While he was there he published some drawings in magazines and started to paint pictures. He was inspired by Abstract Expressionism....   [tags: Claes Oldenburg, fantasy, ]
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Reproductive Fantasy is Burning - Reproductive Fantasy is Burning Of fire, what can be written that would not be better off singed, immolated, baked, or outright burnt. Flame of the match lights a watch. Dancing embers of destruction hide records, burn bodies and papers. Glistening radiance of torches light the way through the night of Victorian horror and fantasy. Fire is lively (it breathers, it takes in, it puts out, it moves, it grows, and it makes more) yet takes away life (defined by the same characteristics.) Everywhere it is fire....   [tags: Fire Novels Literature Fantasy Essays]
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Magic in Medieval Fantasy: An Ordinary Event Turning into Something Magical - Magic is the word that stirs many exciting visions in the imagination; a girl in rags being transformed into a beautiful princess, the magic kiss that changes a frog into a prince or perhaps a destined king pulling a sword out of a stone. It becomes the supernatural force steering the characters through their obstacles beyond natural human power and capabilities with the aid of some other supernatural being or force leading to a point where good overcomes evil. Magic plays an important role in the lives of characters in medieval fantasy as the heroes are confronted with magic in their everyday world and relationships are tested by these elements causing various effects....   [tags: medieval fantasy, genres, heroes, ] 967 words
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Fantasy - Fantasy Comparing and Contrasting the Fantasy Trilogies Daughter of the Blood and Arrows of the Queen The trilogies Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop and Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey are both stories of young girls who grow up among characters of fantasy to become queens. In Daughter of the Blood, the story of Jaenelle Angelline’s struggle with extreme magical powers and the curse of being both Queen and Witch is described. It tells of her traumatic past caused by her gifts and also her recovery and the transition form childhood to adulthood and monarchy....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 886 words
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Fantasy Is Reality - As a story of creatures like the hobbit, dwarves, elves, goblins, wolves, and the wizard Gandalf, and their lives and adventures in a place called the Middle Earth, the fantastical nature of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit deserves no further explanation. Yet the use of fantasy in it is remarkable and prominent, which contributes to its popularity over the years since it has been published in the 1930s. According to Steven Jones, the use of fantasy in fairy tales is "the most salient...stylistic feature." In most other stories which fall into the genre of fairy tales or fantasy literature, one can never overemphasize the importance of fantasy in them....   [tags: American Literature] 1133 words
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Fantasy In Cairo - Fantasy in Cairo In the film Purple Rose of Cairo, by Woody Allen, fantasy and reality are two very poignant themes. However, through discussion, the class brought up points regarding fantasy being Tom Baxter, and reality being Gill Shepherd; my perspective was different. Tom Baxter portrays the main theme of reality while Gill Shepherd demonstrates the role of fantasy. Also, the characteristic strength demonstrated by Cecilia as well as by Tom Baxter is pertinent to the story line. The remainder of this essay will entail why I have seen this film from a twisted view by using examples from the film....   [tags: essays research papers] 950 words
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Fantasy Or Reality - Fantasy or Reality. Society has branded fantacy gaming as evil and possably satanic. There is no link what so ever in between the two things. Role playing games are not evil. There are a few things that make it dangerous in the hands of stupid people. This fall at the Iowa State Fair Grounds there was a rennisaunce fair held. People from all over the state came and dressed up in costumes of olden days. People brought their children and looked around. There wer perfume shops and weapons shops along with food and drink shops....   [tags: essays research papers] 464 words
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Selling the Fantasy - Selling the Fantasy I slow my step to a stroll as I approach the doors to the Staten Island Mall. I am finally back in New York, and, of course, the first thing I am going to do is shop. I am going to make the most of this little excursion. Abercrombie and Fitch, Gap, Express, here I come. Accompanying me on this venture are my trusty friends, Andrea and Jennifer, both also back home for a weekend break from college. As we walk past the sliding doors, we enter what we've been conditioned to think is every woman's paradise....   [tags: Shopping Retail Essays] 1172 words
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Fantasy Story - Fantasy Story Deep in the City of Chic, on the plant of Decorous, there was a school named Ennui High School. At this school there was a very interesting girl named Bliss. Bliss had long wavy golden brown hair. She had big blue eyes that were on flawless snowy skin. Her lips were full, and they were always the perfect shade of soft crimson even without lipstick. Bliss just turned 17. She was doing well at school, but she really felt she was ready to get out of her old routine and see what else was out there....   [tags: essays papers] 2232 words
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A Fantasy Come True - ... Ibsen demonstrates Heddas passion to live out the fantasy with the following conversation between Hedda and Brock “Fortunately the wedding trip’s over now…I’ll never jump out.” (252) where Hedda’s superficial love and marriage is compared to a train that she refuses to ever abandon. Her loyalty to Tessman is for appearance but underneath the loyalty Hedda is controlling her surroundings. With Hughes we see that he is able to demonstrate the apollonian restraints that force a human to create a fantasy for them....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Hedda Gabler] 1047 words
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Talking Fantasy: Resort 2011 - We can imagine Alexander McQueen as he leans toward his last interviewer in a conspiratorial manner and laughs in his approachable, unabashedly Cockney panache, “I’m talking fantasy, but I don’t think it’s far from reality. Five years.” And it’s true – known for grandiose creations with a macabre flair, Alexander McQueen created a vision of the future, of the taboos that his clothing cheerfully broke. His shows make unexpected gifts to fashion of exquisite prints, groundbreaking shapes, and futuristic lines....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 839 words
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The Not-So-Sexist Master of Fantasy - Many call him the master of fantasy. Throughout his career, he wrote hundreds of poems and stories. J.R.R. Tolkien was a pioneer of fantasy literature during the mid-1900’s and continues to be one of the most famous writers to this day. As a young boy, Tolkien loved to learn about words and languages. As he grew older, he came to enjoy not only learning about words but also writing them. Before Tolkien became famous as a writer, he helped work on The New English Dictionary where he researched the history and origins of words starting with the letter W....   [tags: Authors, argumentative, persuasive]
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Identity and Symbolism in Fantasy Novels - ... In the sequel Through the Looking Glass Alice has a grown up. She is more confident with herself when socializing with bewildering characters of Wonderland. Alice now teaches some of the Wonderland characters a lesson. Even though Alice maybe considered a grownup she still has some lessons to learn of her own. Hence, she is betwixt when trying to achieve a higher social standing. Once again, Alice has to complete another rite of passage or metamorphose to achieve her social standing. Alice is separated from her adolescences when is told she is old enough to play the chess game....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Elements of Fantasy and Horror - ... Next door is St. Thomas. And on the next level, well…Buddha” (15). The white hat infers a hero, also relevant in a western movie. Gandhi, St. Thomas, and Buddha represent peaceful world leaders and wholeheartedly respectable people. Charles noticeably suggests that Jim symbolizes evil and Will symbolizes good. Concurrently, Jim and Will, or light and dark, represent figures that struggle against each other throughout the book, defining the theme. Good and evil fighting each other is prevalent in everyday life, and Something Wicked This Way Comes demonstrates that theme using symbolism....   [tags: Literary Analysis, This Way Comes, Bradbury] 1589 words
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Why Fantasy Appeals to Us - Life is a quest. As living beings we are constantly being tested in our everyday lives, whether we are aware of it or not. This concept is what makes the quest in a Fantasy novel so appealing. As readers, we experience a journey of our own parallel to the quest of the protagonist. The physical and psychological growth and change of the main character not only affects them, but also influences our personal quest in life. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, the protagonists find themselves tested externally and internally....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Alice’s Adventure] 659 words
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Entangled Between Fantasy and Reality - While only one of the parents remain alive. Kokone had held her family in high regards with ought most respect. Her parents were always fair to her and her siblings. She would do anything in her power to protect them. Geographically, her home town was located near Theymarsh. Until one night the family was forced to flee from their own domicile due to a tragic war that had overcome the area. Smoke filled their home while fire raged with a crackling hiss. Kokone woke in the middle of the night startled to the smoke blanketed room as the fire raged like a devil cracking its whip in front of every path she took to try and escape....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 772 words
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Fantasy and Illusion in "A Streetcar Named Desire" - ... Stella calls her sister, “Blanche. Blanche. Blanche!”(142) , as if she does not want to let go of her sister. In spite of the fact that Stanley tried to justify and to relief her, Stella knows that something acquitted and abandoned had banished. She knows that her happy and humble world and her sister’s hopes had gone. Through her fantasy world, she thinks she could keep her sister for ever, but fantasy does not always work and makes life appear as it should be rather than what reality is. Also, Blanche imagines the doctor as a gentleman who is going to rescue her from a life that she imagines it as a life that does not want to accept her....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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C.S. Lewis on Misunderstanding Fantasy - C.S. Lewis on Misunderstanding Fantasy “Good stories often introduce the marvelous or supernatural and nothing about Story has been so often misunderstood as this.” On Stories—C.S. Lewis The early decades of the last century saw the loss of credibility of fantasy literature among the academic elite who ruled it a popular genre with little to no scholarly merit. Little that had had the misfortune of being dubbed fantasy had escaped the blacklist cast upon the field. Many critics had also labeled the fantasy genre as largely cliché, full of shallow characters, and as having no value beyond being purely escapist entertainment....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Fantasy Sports on the Internet - Fantasy Sports on the Internet The Internet is something that is common in today’s society. The internet’s uses vary from talking online to getting information on just about anything one wants. This new phenomenon was an instant hit and in the mid 90’s the internet was being found in more and more households. The internet opened up opportunities for many things such as easy access to any information, online shopping, being able to talk to people on the other side of the world with no cost, and it set up the whole fantasy world in sports....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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science fiction and fantasy - The question is whether it is possible to distinguish between fantasy and true science fiction. I am reminded of the analogy, attributable I believe, to Theodore Sturgeon, of the elf ascending vertically the side of a brick wall. In a science fiction story the knees of the elf would be bent, his center of gravity thrown forward, his stocking cap hanging down his neck, with his feet quite possibly equipped with some form of suction cups. In a fantasy, on the other hand, the elf would simply stride up the wall in a normal walking posture, with his stocking cap standing straight out from his brow....   [tags: essays research papers] 1201 words
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Fantasy Theme Analysis Of Commercial - Fantasy Theme Analysis of "It’s Not About the Shoes" The Jordan Brand attempts to communicate to its audience that to become legendary they need to understand that it is not about the shoes, but what it is you do in them. They do this by showing a number of star athletes performing when they were in college and high school to the narrator’s (Michael Jordan) words. This paper hypothesizes how it is the Jordan Brand attempts to bring their audience to the shared rhetorical vision of becoming legendary, through fantasy themes in their ad "It’s Not About the Shoes"....   [tags: Marketing Advertising] 1497 words
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Exploring Fantasy Films - Exploring Fantasy Films ‘One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them’. This line sounds stereotypically from a fantasy film, and it would perhaps not fit in to other genres such as comedy or romance. Fantasy films often take us in to a different world and away from the imperfections of our normal life, they are a great contrast to our lives, in fantasy films things are always extremes, either great things are happening, or extremely bad things are occurring; whereas for the everyday person, such things rarely happen and life is just monotonous....   [tags: Papers] 2089 words
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Fantasy vs. Reality - Fantasy vs. Reality Silently, my senses begin to abandon their rationale…who is to say then what is real. The world that we live in, the reality, which we are a part of, is small and thus limited. That is why, in his infinite capacity for potential improvement, man created fantasy. Fantasy is BIG. To a certain extent it is more imaginative, more exciting, and more fun. Fantasy is like a lake where man throws all his ideas and dreams, and then he dives on in from the springboard of imagination....   [tags: Papers] 929 words
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Roald Dahl: Realism and Fantasy - The Realism and Fantasy of Roald Dahl’s, Fantastic Mr. Fox “The delightful tale of a fox who lives by poaching food from his three neighbours, Messrs. Boggis, Bunce, and Bean, three farmers – each one meaner than the other” (Telgan, Children’s Literature Review, Vol. 41, pg. 27). Mr. Fox and his family endure the hardships of attempted murder, being hunted, and starvation as the farmers resort to violence to rid themselves of Mr. Fox and preserve their livestock. Out of an undying will to survive, and out of love and concern for his family and fellow animal community, Mr....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Fantasy and Magical Realism in Violin - Fantasy and Magical Realism in Violin     Violin is a novel by Anne Rice. The genre of the book is fantasy and the text allows for many comparisons to made between fantasy and magical realism.   I felt that there were a lot of fantastic elements in this book. An example of a fantastic element is when Tirana laid in bed with Karl after he died. She kept him in the house for about four days after his death because she didn't want the funeral parlor to burn him; she wanted to be with him forever (8)....   [tags: Violin Essays]
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The Internet and Theories of Fantasy - The Internet and Theories of Fantasy [Summary. This paper analyzes the work of Bertolt Brecht in relation to fantasy and reality. Theatre and the Internet today, reach several parallels this paper attempts to uncover; and also to answer the question is it ever really there at all. In conclusion this paper will make not that the internet is really just a space of play.] Brecht used epic theatre to bring forth an idea or meaning for the audience to consider while entertaining the audience. Epic theatre involves the use of alienation techniques to distance the viewer from the story but still concentrate on the overall meaning....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Fantasy of Orality in Absalom, Absalom! - The Fantasy of Orality in Absalom, Absalom!        Four years after the publication of the first edition of Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, Wallace Stevens described a modern aesthetic form which necessarily acted against its own status as a (fixed) form1. "What will [temporarily] suffice" in "Modern Poetry" would replace, as the mind's object, what is--or, perhaps more faithfully to the modernist vision, what used to be. The poem of the motion of the mind in time would replace the poem of permanent meaning....   [tags: Absalom Absalom Essays]
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Elements of Fantasy in Catwings Return - Elements of Fantasy in Catwings Return       Although it is a children's book, Ursula Le Guin's short story "Catwings Return" is a perfect example of the Fantastical genre. Published in 1989, "Catwings Return" has some elements similar to those found in Magical Realism, but the story mostly has elements of Fantasy in it. By examining the American story "Catwings Return," a reader will be able to see the similarities and differences between Magical Realism and Fantasy.   In order to have some characteristics similar to those in Magical Realism, a text must contain both realistic elements and magical elements (Flores 112)....   [tags: Catwings Return]
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The Fantasy World of The Fixer - The Fantasy World of The Fixer In Bernard Malamud's The Fixer, almost all of Yakov Bok's time is spent in prison. The Fixer is an examination of freedom and its compliment, commitment (Helterman 67 ). Though Bok has no physical freedom, the longer that he is imprisoned, the more true freedom he obtains. Bok is able to attain this freedom through his dreams and hallucinations. These sequences are important because they prevent the story from becoming static, but more important, they illustrate that true freedom lies within one's self....   [tags: Bernard Malamud The Fixer] 671 words
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The Fantasy World of The Glass Menagerie - The Fantasy World of The Glass Menagerie In The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams creates a world in which the characters are disillusioned by the present. Amanda, Tom, and Laura achieve this disillusionment by resorting to separate worlds where they can find sanctuary. Each character develops their own world, far away from reality. Amanda frees herself from the harsh realities of life by constantly reminding herself of the past. To begin with, she continuously repeats the story of the "one Sunday afternoon in Blue Mountain" when she received seventeen gentlemen callers (1195)....   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays] 682 words
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Constructing Fantasy in Hitchcock's Vertigo - Constructing Fantasy in Hitchcock's Vertigo The amount of critical analysis surrounding Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo is itself dizzying, but as the film has recently been restored, it seems appropriate to provide it with a fresh critical reading. The purpose of this paper then, is to draw this film out of the past with a reading that offers not only a new way of understanding it, but a close look at the culture that produced it. Specifically, Vertigo offers its most exciting ideas when contextualized in a culture of consumerism....   [tags: Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo Essays]
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When Fantasy Becomes Reality - When Fantasy Becomes Reality 2000 years of captivity in the Mika penitentiary. Separated from my friends and relatives 2000 years ago, separated from my kingdom and separated from liberty. I never liked the prison. There wasn't any light, any breath of fresh air and no craving for food. 2000 years of lonesomeness and boredom will never ever be forgotten. 24 hrs and 30 minutes till my freedom. I couldn't wait any longer. I was set free finally. I was drained and starving. There was a nearby river called the 'MIYA RIVER'....   [tags: Papers] 841 words
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The Ability of Children to Distinguish Between Fantasy and Reality - ... Unlike the previous article, this article actually conducted research on children’s fantasy/reality distinctions. The information presented was very reliable because this article tested the children’s cognition abilities. For example, the children were able to recall what properties were associated with the fantastical characters. Similar to some articles, the goal of this study was to provide evidence that children have the ability to differentiate between fantasy and reality. In general, this article was very helpful because it demonstrated that children have the ability to recall in detail what happened during their pretend play....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Symbolic Convergence in Gossip Girl: The Fantasy of the “In Crowd” - ... Use of the fantasy by group members to explain, justify, or understand situations outside the group shows the group’s rhetorical vision. Summary of Gossip Girl Based on Stephanie Savage’s book series of the same title, Gossip Girl follows the “in-crowd” at an elite New York City private high school through their transition to and attendance at a handful of well-known universities. Best friends and rivals (frienemies), Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen drive most of the action in the series....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Final Fantasy 13: Breakthrough Video Game - Ever experienced a video game with stunning in-game graphics that some games give only in their major event cut scenes. Ever played a game with an excellent mixture of strategy and fast-paced motion. Well if that game is Final Fantasy 13, a single player game developed by Square Enix, you have played a game that Gaming Age calls “one of the most gorgeous games to grace a video game console”. Playing this game was one of the greatest moments of my life. This game has actually influenced me to go full force in wanting to make video games for a living....   [tags: Video Game]
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The Impact of Modern Literature's Focus on Mystical and Fantasy - Reading can be vital because it "determines the focus of your mind" (Covington). Is reading bad for a person. Does this mean modern literature is partly responsible for the corruption of society because it determines the way people think. Reading can transport people to different places, times, and state of minds. But what you read will determine it all. Even though modern literature makes great reads, it is changing the views of society because magazines send the wrong messages and modern literature only focuses on mystical and fantasy ideas....   [tags: twilight, harry potter] 1564 words
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My Life, My Fantasy, My Philosophy - My Life, My Fantasy, My Philosophy - Descartes' Fourth Meditation, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, Sir Francis Bacon's The Four Idols, and Walt Disney Every day is a process of discovery, and I have stumbled upon one about myself: I am a hypocrite; I live in a world of hypocrites, and here, on this earth, lies not one soul who can live happily otherwise. We have developed a defense mechanism against all that is unknown in this world and acquired a false sense of security of having control and actually knowing how it is that this world works....   [tags: Philosophy] 1968 words
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Fantasy in "Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter" - Fantasy is a type of genre that allows the reader to experience a place or world unlike any they have before. Fantasy lifts all our ideas of reality, and allows us to be a part of experiences that we would otherwise have no chance of taking part in. In both Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, the reader is given a window into magical worlds unlike ours. These worlds are make believe, but both Tolkien and Rowling add so much detail that these worlds become as real as walking down the street. In Harry Potter, the reader is introduced to the Harry, the hero of the novel....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 794 words
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Use of Fantasy in Langston Hughes's On the Road - Use of Fantasy in Langston Hughes's On the Road Langston Hughes's short story "On the Road" begins and ends realistically enough: his protagonist, Sargeant, enters a strange town one winter's night during the Depression and finds himself without shelter, as many did during this era. Hughes gives Sargeant the additional burden of being an African-American in the "white" part of town; therefore, he faces the perfectly plausible obstacles of shelters that "drew the color line" and racist police officers who beat and imprison him....   [tags: On The Road essays] 603 words
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From Childhood to Adulthood in Fantasy Fictions. - "Many 20th century fantasies for children explore the journey from childhood to adulthood in metaphoric terms." A Discussion "Fantasy is literature for teenagers" Brian Aldiss (quoted in Alternate Worlds in Fantasy Fiction, 2001) In Alternate Worlds in Fantasy Fiction, Peter Hunt questions the credibility of fantasy fiction within the literary world, and suggests it is a marginalized literary form. Although opinions vary on the subject, many are of the consensus that fantasy is "formulaic, childish and escapist", without giving credit to its invaluable scope as a device to covertly reach adolescents....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 2064 words
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A Fine Line Between Fantasy and Fiction - A Fine Line Between Fantasy and Fiction Metafiction defines fictional writing which self-consciously and systematically draws attention to its status as an artifact in order to pose questions about the relationship between fiction and reality (Waugh 2). Metafiction, a term used loosely across many genres of fictions, gives the idea of fiction as, concepts with the intention of going beyond the familiar or presumed reality (Hembree 1). Using metafiction to describe a works allows for usage along a full spectrum of ideas....   [tags: Papers] 1347 words
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Magical Realism as a Fusion of Fantasy and Reality - Magical Realism as a Fusion of Fantasy and Reality      One month ago, I had never heard of Magical Realism. Since reading the four essays by Franz Roh, Angel Flores, Luis Leal and Amaryll Chanaday and various internet articles, I have a much better understanding of Magical Realism - what it is, how it applies to literature, how it applies to art, and its theory, history, and style.   Magical Realism is a fusion of fantasy and reality. According to Flores, it is a "transformation of common and everyday into the awesome and unreal" (114)....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]
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The White Male Fantasy of Total Recall - The White Male Fantasy of Total Recall      After saving the planet from a ruthless dictator and barely avoiding death on the hills of Mars, Douglas Quaid (Schwarzenegger) puts a final spin on Total Recall with his final lines: "I just had a terrible thought. What if this is all a dream?" This last statement by Quaid leaves the audience pondering the question of reality, wondering what truly was 'real.' By the end of the film, one could easily argue a whole realm of possibilities: The events were all real; they were all a dream; they were the Recall implant fantasy played out; or they were the Recall fantasy gone haywire....   [tags: Recall]
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Dickens' Defensive Fantasy of Imperial Stability - The Perils of Certain English Prisoners: Dickens' Defensive Fantasy of Imperial Stability Note: "The Perils of Certain English Prisoners" consists of three chapters. Chapters one and three consist of material written by Dickens, whilst chapter two comprises the work of Wilkie Collins', completed under the auspices of Dickens. As the material under consideration in this essay is taken from the first and third chapters, and considering Dickens' creative control over the second chapter, "Perils" has been discussed as a Dickens text....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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The Fine Line between Fantasy and Reality - Metafiction is a term given to fictional writing which self-consciously and systematically draws attention to its status as an artifact in order to pose questions about the relationship between fiction and reality (Waugh 2). Metafiction is a term used loosely across many genres of fictions. Using metafiction, to describe a works allows usage along a full spectrum of ideas. From this concept, many short stories, and other works of fiction have been produced. Authors like Ambrose Bierce, an innovator of experimental fiction, are highly criticized for taking on projects using this writing style....   [tags: American Literature] 934 words
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A Young Woman's Fantasy in The Turn of the Screw - A Young Woman's Fantasy in The Turn of the Screw     The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, is an odd story about a young woman who, leaving her small country home for the first time, takes a job as a governess in a wealthy household.  Shortly after her arrival, she begins to suffer from insomnia and fancies that she sees ghosts roaming about the grounds.  James is a master story-teller and, at times, the complexities of the story make it difficult to follow.  The Turn of the Screw is a story within a story, the tale of the governess being read aloud as a ghost story among friends.  Harold C....   [tags: Henry James Turn Screw Essays]
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Mark Anthonys "crypt Of The Shadowking": A Fantasy - Mark Anthony's "Crypt of the Shadowking": A Fantasy Crypt of the Shadowking by Mark Anthony is a fantasy tale of the never ending struggle of good against evil. The Zhentarim, the hell-bent organization which is more concerned with making a profit than the greater good of all has taken over the city of a thousand spires. The Harpers, a loosely construed group of people who are always meddling in others affairs to keep the proverbial balance between good and evil in check, are ready to get the once bustling trade city back on the track it once was with the help of a former member....   [tags: essays research papers] 993 words
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Fantasy Football – Maths Coursework – Statistics - Fantasy Football – Maths Coursework – Statistics My coursework is based on the game ‘Fantasy FootballÂ’ which is ran by the British newspaper called ‘The SunÂ’. Fantasy Football is a competition based on building your own ‘dream teamÂ’ and collecting points to try and have the most points at the end of the season with your team, to win the cash prize. All the players from the English Premiership are used and a scoring system is used to see how well the players are doing and who has picked the best eleven players for their team....   [tags: Papers] 2435 words
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