Fantasy is a genre on its own in literature and it comprises of magic or superficial components as part of the plot, theme or setting. When it comes to Fantasy literature, mythology, and folklore most times play a major role or has a very strong impact. The creation of an internal flow of magical elements in a fantasy work is ideal to create a balance, the magical flow has to connect with the characters, this would give the story a more realistic feel and make it more appealing. Notwithstanding, fantasy stories  are most times combined with the real world more like reality situation that would connect with the story. An example of such is the world famous Harry Potter series, a story where you have the protagonist started his life in England and hereby was brought into the world of magic at a tender age of 10.

Is Fantasy and Science Fiction the same?

What makes up a “Speculative fiction” is Fantasy and Science fiction, they are a faction of the genre of this kind of literature. Speculative fiction can be said to be any work of literature that comprises of imaginative elements that is impossible to happen in real life. In creating this work of literature, the Author must create a world distinctive from real life with its own consistent flow of ideas. The Author can sometimes switch between diverse subsets of speculative fiction (for example, alternate history, utopia, apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic, superhero, horror, and superhero as subsets). Truly, there can be situations where both of both science fiction and fantasy  combines to give rise to “Science fantasy”. The major difference, is that fantasy creates a world that never could have existed, while science fiction looks forward to a future that is yet to come.

Some of the popular Examples of Fantasy

The replication of some scene in fantasy stories into reality is prevalent, for example, some people likes the landscape shown  in some fantasy novels very much that they tend to recreate idea from the Novel into reality, examples of it is the “Renaissance Fairs” and the present “Medieval Banquets.” There are numerous popular movies that are typical examples of the fantasy genre, below are some of the following:

  • The Princess Bride
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Labyrinth
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Snow White and the Huntsmen
  • The Princess Bride



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