THE CONCEPTS OF THE REAL & THE MAGICAL IN THE FANTASY LITERATURE

Paresh Nathabhai Jotangiya

Abstract


Magic is the element that distinguishes the fantasy literature from other forms of literature. This element basically comprises of sorcery, witchcraft, imaginary creatures, super powers, and supernatural forces. The domains of the real and the magical overlap, cross and even defy each other. This tool has been devised to accomplish agendas such as bringing forth the folklore and fairy tales to the readers; or for introducing the dark themes such as the horrors of fascism or wars; or even for exploring religious or scientific ideas. Industry and technology can be represented though magic. It can take up well-known personalities of the real world and turn them into totally different creatures that we can recognize or relate to with some thought and study. Humanity and magic make a strong connection and the mental, emotional and social structures are explored as well as illustrated through magic.


Keywords


Agendas, Creatures, Fantasy, Humanity, Industry, Magical, Real, Technology

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