In this the fifth week of AP Lit we began to form our groups for the What is literature project. My group ,which consists of Cailin and me, choose to do our projected on Fantasy and Point of view. We started working on the fantasy portion of the project but have not gotten into the point of view section to avoid getting them confused. We are read The Most Dangerous Game for the first of the three works . I read this story in 9th grade and while reading the papers that help expand our literary sections I kept finding ways to relate The Most Dangerous Game to fantasy.
Fanticy from my understanding is a way to communicate truths by means of imagined facts. There are three types of fantasy . In the First kind of fantasy the writer attempts to create an illusion of reality, they are careful to stay in the realm of plausible. The second type of fantasy involves a realm in which the writer has created their own realm of reality this type involves what you typically envision when you think of fantasy made up realms with magical creatures and mythical beings. The third is known as magical realism in which magical events are interwoven with mundane and ordinary situations. This is often when mythical creatures, i.e vampires, werewolves and such, are placed in a setting of the real world this type of fantasy is most popularly used in young adult novels such as Harry Potter , Twilight, Percy Jackson and countless others.
The main point of fantasy in general is to take a deeper look into humanity to reveal " human truths" Fantasy can be employed "sheerly for its own sake or as a means of communication significant insights into the world of human beings." The may not be made of fact and true accounts but they can be used to convey a truth in humanity or a society.