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The Fantasy Genre

  • Date Submitted: 06/18/2014 10:10 PM
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Fantasy is a genre which requires a special form of intelligence, a broad accepting mind open to temporary beliefs.
Are you, as a reader, able to think outside the square of normality? Fantasy can take us anywhere-around the world, to the bottom of the ocean or into the deepest darkest corners of time and space itself.
It can take us to an English Forest where tiny inhabitants lurk among the tree roots in The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. It can take us to medieval castles and threatening war in Lord of The Rings also by J.R.R. Tolkien.
We can be with normal people in Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling living magical lives in a typically English Bluestone School ruled by controlling master and mistresses, with fantasy added- Three-headed dogs, mythical griffins and terrifying doors opening and shutting independently.
We can be approached by giant spiders, flying pigs, evil sorcerers and scary Dementors who suck the living daylights out of you.
All this and much more in the book many of you are familiar with.
The characters in Harry Potter are three school students who learn witchcraft and wizardry in the school of Hogwarts while being tormented by the cruel hearted Lord Voldemort. The teachers also help them in their adventure.
The plot revolves around Harry Potter, whose parents were killed by Lord Voldemort. He defeats the evil forces of Voldemort one by one to emerge a hero admired by everyone.
Rowling excels in naming her characters, for example Voldemort, Dumbledore, Hagrid, Dobby and many more.
The possibilities are endless because fantasy is wild and extravagant. I highly recommend The Harry Potter series for people who have not read books from this genre. As you will be flying on broomsticks, battling fierce three headed dogs and then having nightmare afterwards.


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