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    The Magic of Magic and Imagination in Fantasy Literature: A Study Based on JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series Abstract: Fantasy has the longest and richest literary heritage of all of the forms of genre fiction. Indeed, fantasy could be said to be the progenitor of other forms of literature. Fantasy has been distinguished from other forms of literature by its style, its constituents, and its freedom of expression when an author has the ability to use any story telling element to strengthen the narrative

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    the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Without the Christian conversion of C.S. Lewis, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’s content would not change but the focus on the meaning would change from a Christian allegory to a children’s fantasy novel. The first fact that would support this theory is Lewis’s childhood. Lewis did not live the life of the average boy; creating interests in cars, wrestling figures, super heroes, action figures, water guns, sports, and mud. He had an imaginary

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    of their country and respectable members of society.’ The second on this list would be The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan; a Christian allegory written and published in 1678. Regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, it has been translated into 200 languages and has never been out of print. This allegory is divided into two parts. The first part centers on the journey of Christian, an everyman character, from his hometown, the City of Destruction, to the Celestial

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    understand fantasy literature. As Rosemary Jackson stipulated in her text Fantasy: the Literature of Subversion the limitations of realist novels comes from their “rational, ‘mono- logical’ world” (172) were “otherness cannot be known or represented except was foreign, irrational” (172). She goes on to suggest that since the other cannot be accepted it is “either rejected altogether… or written out as romance or as fable” (172). The concept of the “I” and the “not- I” within fantasy literature is what

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    Seven Deadly Sins of Fantasy Imagination is the key to the universe. In order for one to use it, they may create a world of their own. Fantasy literature uses imagination as its key source, and everyday life as its secondary. Not one element can bring a piece of the art form together. Society lives on both factors as well. Fantasy art can either make or brake a world, just by the ideas and thoughts that are used with the imagination. This fantasized world is mainly inspired by reality and especially

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    C.S. Lewis on Misunderstanding Fantasy

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Identifying The Day We Were Dogs

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    Identifying The Day We Were Dogs Whether or not "The Day We Were Dogs" (1993) is a magical realist story is questionable. Often stories are misidentified because of the closeness of literature such as magical realism, the fantastic, and the sublime. The story leaves a lot to one's imagination instead of presenting it in the text. Elena Garro blends two days and two completely different worlds together in this story. The magical elements depend on how one uses his or her imagination throughout

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    quiet, timid life with her glass figurines greatly differs from the vivacious, successful, gentlemen- seeking life that Amanda wishes her to pursue. And Tom wants to escape the stifling home he inhabits with his mother and sister, and become lost in literature, movies, liquor, and adventure, and just get away, like his father did. But Amanda wants Tom to become a thriving businessman, and simply escape the shoe factory that employs him. These conflicts complicate the relationships that the characters

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