Fantasy Story Essays

  • Fantasy Story

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    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

  • Fantasy In J. R. Tolkien's On Fairy Stories

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    R. Tolkien is one of the greatest fantasy writers in history. He gave a lecture titled “Fairy Stories,” which was later altered into an essay retitled “On Fairy-Stories.” The thesis of his argument explores the concept of fantasy and the profound belief that there is no such thing as writing for children. In Tolkien’s essay “On Fairy-Stories” he argues that it is not necessary to be a child to enjoy and read fairy tales. At the beginning of “On Fairy-Stories,” J.R.R Tolkien starts the literary

  • Like Water For Chocolate as a Fantasy Love Story

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    Water For Chocolate  as a Fantasy  Love Story Like Water For Chocolate is a fantasy-type love story. It teaches a lot about family life in Mexico, the country where it took place. The owner of the De la Garza ranch where the family lived was Mama Elena, who raised three daughters on her own because her husband had died. Tita, the youngest daughter and main character, was the youngest of the three and a wonderful cook. Tita was the narrator's great-aunt, so the story took place in the earlier part

  • Analysis of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels

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    corruption of the English government, society, science, religion, and man in general. In Gulliver's first travel, in which he visited Lilliput, Gulliver is faced with the minute people, called Lilliputians.  Now while this is the premise for a fantasy story, Swift uses the events within to make severe criticisms of England between reigns of Queen Anne and George the first.  The people of Lilliput are about six inches tall, and there size signifies that their motives, acts, and humanity are in the

  • Is Pi's Story: Fantasy Or Tragedy?

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    Pi’s Story: Fantasy or Tragedy? In any incident, when there is more than one person present, there’ll be two different versions of one story because everyone perceives things differently. In this case, there’s only one survivor from a lifeboat out at sea, Piscine Molitor Patel (Pi). Once Pi has made it to land after being lost at sea for 227 days, two investigators travel to him, hoping to find what caused the sinking of the Tsimtsum, the ship he was on. When he is asked to share his story of what

  • Short Story: My Fantasy

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    It was morning when we set out on our quest once more. We took the paths again, so I had no clue how long it would really take us to get where we needed to be. I hoped maybe we would get lucky and they'd bring us closer rather than farther. That didn't seem to be the case, though. It had already set us back two hours. "Just where are we going this time?" Ciel asked from behind me. He didn't seem to be so worried about being secretive anymore. Or about keeping his distance. Perhaps I really had gotten

  • Aliens and Space

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    After going from city to city in the Starship, we where looking for a place to stay at. We had left Earth because I was being taken over by the aliens that where discovered from other planets. We knew we would encounter other aliens while exploring other planets so we took proper precautions and brought the protection we would need through out the trip. We where going in outer space so the aliens would not track us and follow us to destroy us. We had arrived to the first planet and just by looking

  • Horse Travel: A Realistic Travel In Fantasy Fiction

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    Medieval type fantasy fiction novels are filled with men riding off on horseback and motley gangs of wizards, thieves, and rangers traveling from town to town. These travel scenes can be interesting, but they can also smack a reader out of belief so fast it will make their head spin. Example: Blurg city lay two hundred miles west of Crit. Rogar the Brave and his fearless horde of skeletal warriors jumped on their horses and rode hard. They arrived just after dark on the second day. What? Two hundred

  • Kvothe Anti Hero Analysis

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    April 2014 On Kvothe: The Anti-Hero There are heroes in every story: fairy tales, fables, epics, film, video games, etc. and they all have shared many characteristics together, which set the standards of what a traditional hero is supposed to be: courageous, selfless, strong, triumphs over evil, and saves the damsel in distress. “The definition of hero depends on the society in which these characters originate” . Most high fantasy stories take place in medieval times which during those times, “knights

  • Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell

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    What is fantasy? Fantasy is an element of literature that pulls away from reality; it takes away from what the readers know to be true. It can be unrealistic, creating a story with the stereotypical fantastical element; however it can also be a more realistic setting - such as a Midwestern town - and have elements of fantasy intertwined. The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell is a realistic story focused on a professional hunter, Rainsford, and his journey through a mysterious island after he

  • The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter

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    Contemporary Literary theory this has been defined as “involve the sudden incursion of fantastic or 'magical' elements into an otherwise realistic plot and setting”3. In this essay I will discuss how Carter exploits the fluid boundary between reality and fantasy. As stated above it can be said that The Magic Toyshop adapts narrative conventions borrowed from fairy tales I.e. there is an orphaned protagonist who has to leave her own world for another and set off on an arduous journey (of self discovery).

  • Bormann's Symbolic Convergence Theory

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    sides, the theory serves as an acclaimed attempt at combining the two views (Griffin, 1991, pp.34-42). The symbolic convergence theory is based on the idea that members in a group must exchange fantasies in order to form a cohesive group. In this theory, a fantasy does not refer to fictitious stories or erotic desi... ... middle of paper ... ...e outcomes. Additional forecasts on what happens next will also support the scientific standard for prediction of future events. Though I have mentioned

  • Magical Realism as a Fusion of Fantasy and Reality

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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

  • Reproductive Fantasy is Burning

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    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

  • Sci Fi (Science Fiction) and Fantasy

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    Whether you are a fan or not, Science Fiction and Fantasy is, or has been, present in your life at some point. The genre has helped progress society in many ways. Sci-fi and Fantasy are for the creative. One cannot embrace the wild and imaginative plot lines without the ability to think creatively. Sometimes the fantastical ideas presented in the books and shows are absorbed by these creative and inventive minds and applied to the real world. Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek once said,

  • Harry Potter Comparison Research Paper

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    Fantasy novels take readers on a wonderful journey of imagination that transports them to another reality where they can assume another identity and become anything and anyone they wish. Truly amazing authors can capture their audience, and after the final page has been turned, leave the begging for more. Two of the most successful fantasy series of this century are the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R Tolkin. Both of these book series will make readers

  • Satire and Fantasy in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

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    Satire and Fantasy in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle For this essay, I decided to pick two terms that describe Cat's Cradle. I felt that satire and fantasy were two terms that suited the novel quite well. The book qualifies as a satire because it makes a mockery of things that were of concern in the sixties. For example, the Cuban missile crisis was a big issue in the early sixties. Religion was taken much more seriously, and the family unit was more tightly wound. In the novel, the threat comes

  • Theme Of Pan's Labyrinth

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    Pan’s Labyrinth. (2006) Directed by Guillermo Del Toro. [Film] Spain: Tequila Gang, Warner Bro. Is set 1944 Spain after the civil war led by Franco. The film can be seen as a dark fairy tale fantasy with elements of violence. The film’s narrative is set between the real world and fantasy. The film is set around Ofelia, who is the main character we follow her journey as she is forced to move in with the Captain who is fighting a regime. It centres on Ofelia completing tasks that are set by a mysterious

  • 7 Deadly Sins Of Fantasy

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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

  • breaking away

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    Away” presents the story of a young man from working class origins who seeks to better himself by creating a persona through which he almost, but not quite, wins the girl. The rivalry between the townies and the college students sets the scene for the story of four friends who learn to accept themselves as they "break away" from childhood and from their underdog self-images. Dave Stoller, the main character, is a young man completely obsessed with cycling and Italy. His fantasies are so well fabricated