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Fantasy Orientation in Children - ... Half the children were told a story about a fantasy world involving an evil robot and astronauts, while the rest were told a story about two body dodging a babysitter. The basic story line was the same, retrieving an object without the villain noticing it. After the session the children were questioned to ensure whether they understood it fully. Then they were given a real life scenario to solve which required the use of same tactics as used in the story. The children who heard realistic stories were able to solve the issue much better than the ones who heard the fantasy stories....   [tags: distinguisihing reality from fantasy]
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High Fantasy: The Games of Thrones by George R.R. Martin - High Fantasy is a relatively new genre, having only been introduced in the late 1800s. Through the novels that fall under this category, authors have had the opportunity to respond to critical social issues that are prevalent in their lifetime. This has allowed the genre to mature along with the advancement of our culture. High Fantasy has rapidly developed into a genre that is widely appreciated and accepted; George R.R. Martin has contributed to this progression through his novel The Game of Thrones, in which he responds to past authors, social issues of today, and the High Fantasy genus....   [tags: genre, high fantasy]
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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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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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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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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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Children's Perceptions of Fantasy and Reality - Taylor, M. (1997). The role of creative and culture in children’s fantasy/reality judgments. Child Development, 68(6), 1015-1017. Many researchers have underestimated children’s ability to distinguish between fantasy and reality due to “methodological problems and overgeneralization” of children’s performance in conditions where they have little control. Therefore, the main goal of this article was to explain that children have the ability to differentiate between fantastical and real entities....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Rape Fantasy by Margaret Atwood - ... Let’s look the second fantasy. It is even more funnier than the first one. The ugly rapeman’s zippers got stuck when he started to undo himself and he even cried when Estelle said:”oh for Chrissake.” But what make the fantasy become not real is Estelle said something to comfort the guy who wanted to rape her. The third rapeman is a cold patient and what Estelle did at last is that fix the guy a NeoCitran and end up watching the late show together. What I can say is that is unbelievable. The fourth fantasy is said that Estelle tricked the rapeman who heard angel voices that’re telling him he’s got to kill her....   [tags: rapeman, different kinds] 545 words
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Review of Final Fantasy 13 - ... This game falls short compared to previous games in the series that have full stories that are well played out and easily understood by the gamer. The concept is spot on but the execution is severely lacking. One thing that FF13 gets right on the money is the visuals that are in the game. It is obvious that more thought, time, and money were put into the graphical aspect of the game than any other part. The game is full of amazing cut scenes of battles, cities, and nature. Not only are the cut scenes absolutely stunning but so are the intractable scenes during actual gameplay....   [tags: video gaming genre] 1408 words
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Identity and Symbolism in Fantasy Novels - Coming of age does not happen without change, Change does not happen without conflict. The Alice in Wonderland books by Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass; and Calvino, Invisible Cities are books that focus on the transformation of the individual and metamorphoses of the collective. This essay will specifically focus on identity and symbolism. Both novels allow us to enter a world of fantasy through distortion and alternate worlds. Thus allowing the reader to determine the underline rational to what is being hidden within the text ....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Elements of Fantasy and Horror - The elements of fantasy and horror blend together perfectly to create an unforgettable series of events. An example of dark fantasy is Something Wicked This Way Comes, the novel by Ray Bradbury that tells the story of two young boys, Jim and Will, who discover the secret of a mysterious traveling carnival. The magical carnival has many temptations, including a frightening mirror maze and a carousel that changes one’s age. However, its allure only causes one to fall into the clutches of the ringmaster, Mr....   [tags: Literary Analysis, This Way Comes, Bradbury] 1589 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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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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Human Machines: Fate or Fantasy? - Human Machines: Fate or Fantasy? In society, technology continues to expand and innovate far beyond we could have ever imagined. With the development of technology, we become more dependent upon our technological machines. Because of our dependency upon these machines, we now view them as a part of us and no longer view them as the instrument they are intended to be. Our need for machines now shows where our future is headed, a dystopia in which we are all absorbed by our machines and human interaction is unnecessary....   [tags: Technological Advancements, Society]
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A Fantasy Come True - When a beloved family member dies the natural human reaction to cope with the depressing news is known as denial. In Hedda Gabler and “How to Paint a water Lily”, both Ibsen and Hughes suggest that men live in a fantasy rejecting reality to protect them from horrifying situations. While Hughes believes that this fantasy is a natural survival technique used by men, Ibsen believes that by hiding the reality of life man are driven to insanity which prevents the growth of a potential culture hero. Ibsen reflects his belief: fantasy life protect humans from an appalling circumstance with his character Hedda Gabler whose fantasy is the life of perfect wife .Throughout the book Hedda’s actions has...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Hedda Gabler] 1047 words
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Kanye West Dark Fantasy - Kanye West has produced works that many interpret as exhibiting the struggle of black identity in the post-modern era. In, Twisted Fantasy he could be interpreted as exploring what is known to the Self in juxtaposition to what is unknown, if the ideas he were presenting were to transcend the disconnected chaos of society. Kanye West is world renowned for his somewhat dark lyrics and the prolific imagery of his music videos. He has always gone for the shock value, in music and the real world. While West presents images that are startling, he is reflecting society with a noticeable lack of original thought while at the same time not addressing root causes for the desolation he portrays....   [tags: Lyrics, Music, Music Videos, Hip Hop]
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Science Fiction and Fantasy - Science Fiction For the science fiction portion of this paper, I choose to use the definition of Isaac Asimov. Modern science fiction is the only form of literature that consistently considers the nature of the changes that face us, the possible consequences, and the possible solutions. That branch of literature which is concerned with the impact of scientific advantage upon human beings. This definition reflects the both the experiences I have had reading the genre, as well as the probable themes of most other science fiction works....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Definitions, Functions] 1587 words
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J.R.R.Tolkien: Master of Fantasy - John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (J.R.R.Tolkien) was a philologist in the very strict sense of the word. This term, philologist, comes from Greek [φίλος (philos) and λόγος (logos)] and literarily means ‘love for words’. According to the Oxford Dictionary, it is “the scientific study of the development of language or of a particular language”, which is precisely what Tolkien did all through his life. Tolkien was, as has been said, a profound lover of words, which he begun developing from a quite early age....   [tags: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien Biography]
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Sci Fi (Science Fiction) and Fantasy - ... Many ancient beliefs from different cultures featured fantastic creatures and places and people with incredible magical powers. Gulliver’s Travels, written in 1726 by Jonathan Swift is considered one of the first true Science Fantasy novels. It is a tale about a man encountering all sorts of strange and seemingly otherworldly things during his trips. In the early nineteenth century Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published, a book featuring a ‘mad scientist’ and his experiment gone wrong. This would later become a classic plot line used in many science fiction films....   [tags: creative, future, reader, viewer] 860 words
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Fantasy and Illusion in A Streetcar Named Desire - “Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces” (Sigmund Freud). Illusion can be a part of our lives; however, if taken to the extreme, it can lead one to forget reality. Every individual has problems in life that must be faced with reality and not with illusion, even though it might throw one into flames of fires....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]
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Hidden Inside High Fantasy Fiction - Religion has spread throughout the world playing many important roles in people’s lives. Christianity is about of one of the dominant religions that has influence ideas, traditions, morals and values. However, the spread of Christianity has also become an influence in sports, television, news, movies, music, art, books and other aspects of popular culture. The popularity and importance of this religion have even inspired the world of fantasy fiction. Three of the New York Times Best Sellers are influence by Christianity....   [tags: religion, christianity, harry potter, pop culture]
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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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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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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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Symbolic Convergence in Gossip Girl: The Fantasy of the “In Crowd” - From high school girls desperately trying to be one of cool kids in school to corporate warriors rubbing elbows for that next promotion, nearly everyone has fantasized about being a part of the “in crowd”. What is it that makes the bonds and barriers of “in crowd” so unbreakable. Through sharing stories and reaching conclusions through discussion of those stories, members of small groups develop a common bond that shapes their social reality. An example of this bond is prominent in the CW’s hit show, Gossip Girl, which focuses on the world of high society elite at a private high school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York....   [tags: Sociology ]
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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. The fundamental difference between present and past, the breakdown of static forms, and the necessity of temporal flow all inform Stevens' aesthetic, which works towards a dynamic experience in time, as a substitute for the communicati...   [tags: Absalom Absalom Essays]
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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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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: Free Essay Writer] 886 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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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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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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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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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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The Adventure Fantasy Genre in Film: King Kong - The adventure fantasy genre in film has its beginnings in the early 20th century, according to Tim Dirks, a writer for the filmsite.org web site “Adventure films can live vicariously through the travels, conquests, and explorations, creation of empires, struggles and situations that confront the main characters, actual historical figures or protagonists.” Therefore, the genre has many components, such as a science fiction adventure, a western adventure, a jungle, fantasy and even a romantic adventure....   [tags: tim dirks, science fiction]
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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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Video Games Are the Spiritual Successor to Classic Fantasy Literature - ... In Civilization, for instance, your task is to create an empire that will “stand the test of time.” No one person has that kind of power or control in real life, but in a video game, that power is gifted upon you and if you have the imagination and wit, these free-worlds can take you to great lengths. One player, whose favorite game was Everquest, a 3D fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game commented, “I’d say the most addictive part for me was definitely the gain of power and status....   [tags: virtual, addiction, stigma] 676 words
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Urbanism and Fantasy World of Disney and Sea World - ... Like large numbers of city and urban centers throughout the world do hand over the public space to public governance. Sorkin at states that “ as spatiality ebbs, so does intimacy”, to the some level that models of development, promotion of automobile interactions eliminates the kind of random street- level human interaction that can enhance spirit and enthusiasm to city life. Sorkin mentions the characterization of the “ urbanism of Disneyland” like “ precisely the urbanism of universal equivalence” (217)....   [tags: Infrastructure, Town] 709 words
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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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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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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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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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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...   [tags: Papers] 2089 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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