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  • Fantasies Of Heroism Mr Walter Mitty
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    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a humorous short story that reveals the many fantasies of heroism Mr. Walter Mitty engages himself in to help him escape the daily pressures of life. The story begins with Mr. Mitty as the commander on a military plane ordering the crew to proceed through a dangerous storm, and reassuring the scared passengers that everything will be ok. Reality soon intrudes, though, and the heroic image is replaced by a description of Mitty driving his wife to her regular vis...
  • Estelles Rape Fantasy
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    Rape Fantasies by Margaret Atwood The plot of Rape Fantasies by Margaret Atwood is all within the mind of Estelle, who talks to the reader as she might to a new friend. Estelles personality becomes exposed to us through the narration of her fantasies and lunchtime work experiences. We are told of Estelles workplace where she is with her friends discussing their rape fantasies. Examining Estelles world through her perspective of the conversation, we find she is a game player both outwardly in pla...
  • Difference Between Science Fiction And Fantasy
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    The question is whether it is possible to distinguish between fantasy and true science fiction. I am reminded of the analogy, attributable I believe, to Theodore Sturgeon, of the elf ascending vertically the side of a brick wall. In a science fiction story the knees of the elf would be bent, his center of gravity thrown forward, his stocking cap hanging down his neck, with his feet quite possibly equipped with some form of suction cups. In a fantasy, on the other hand, the elf would simply strid...
  • Rape Fantasies
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    "Rape Fantasies" is written by Margaret Atwood in 1977. Basically this short story is about the narrator, named Estelle, recalling a conversation of several women during their lunch hour. It starts with one of Estelle's co-workers, asking the question "How about it, girls, do you have rape fantasies?" (pg 72) The story goes on with each woman telling their supposed "rape fantasy" to one another. As each is telling their fantasy, Estelle is doing her best to try to deflect the situation by making...
  • Rape Fantasies The Story
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    Written in 1977, 'Rape Fantasies' appears to be a recap of a conversation among several women during their lunch hour, a few of them playing bridge, one -- Chrissy the receptionist -- reading aloud from a tabloid. When Chrissy asks the question, 'How about it, girls, do you have rape fantasies?' the story unfolds with each woman's response, all retold from the perspective of Estelle, who's doing her best to deflect the entire conversation by concentrating on her bidding. The conversation is trag...
  • Realistic And Fantasy
    428 words
    Mary Meeker E 101 9: 00 am Classification Childrens Literature Childrens Literature is classified in two major categories, realistic and fantasy. Realistic focuses on the area of human activities and historical events, while fantasy has many more subcategories like eccentric and enchantment. Some educational institutions firmly believe in teaching with only realistic stories. They feel that a young mind under the age of five will not be able to decipher the difference between reali tity and fant...
  • Elephant Vanishes Stories By Haruki Murakami
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    In "The Elephant Vanishes Stories" by Haruki Murakami, he uses a mixture of fantasy and reality to engage the reader into the main idea of object or people disappearing. Most of his stories may seen as if they came from life but he adds mystery to each one of them when something is missing or vanishes and the circumstances around it becomes unreal. In "The Wind-Up Bird and Tuesday's Women" Murakami starts off by surrounding the plot around a man who quits his job for no apparent reason at all, w...
  • Haroun And The Sea Of Stories
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    Haroun and the Sea of Stories thought the book "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" was well written and a fun book to read. This is a story about friendship, fight for justice and honesty. It makes the reader feel like a child again. Rushdie showed in this book his good knowledge of human imagination. This is a reminder of that magical world with bad creatures and the ones with big hearts that always win a war. The book is about the land where stories are made, Rashid who is 'the Shah of Blah, with ...
  • Formal Definition To Peake's Short Story
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    As we walked among the flowers we began to tremble. He said to her what a wonderful world. Oh my she explained to her husband of fifteen thousand years. And from there on they became universally involved. After reading Mervyn Peake's short story "Same Time, Same Place", it is apparent that the author intended to create a story based around fantasy. Customarily, fantasy is mistaken for stories that include abstract creatures and inconceivable story lines. Under these circumstances one would then ...
  • Typical Southern Belle
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    Southern Colour In the anthology, Stories of the Modern South, two stories demonstrate themes typical to that of the South during the time following the Civil War. These two stories, Children on Their Birthdays by Truman Capote, and The Yellow Bird by Tennessee Williams, share common ideas, existing in Southern society at this time. Both stories are flavored with a hint of fantasy, different from the fantasy of more contemporary stories. The themes that are evident in these stories are the quint...
  • Rowling Presents Fantasy Through Harry Potter
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    A Higher Level of Thinking In J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the author uses the aspect of fantasy to teach courage, friendship and sticking up for yourself through the main character who is enchanted by the world of wizardry. In Edwin A. Abbott's Flatland, the author demonstrates through his analogy of the transcendence of A 2 becoming A 3 the idea of higher dimensions. Abbott presents fantasy through the morphisis that A 2 undergoes to achieve the destiny of transcend...
  • Written And A Magnificent Epic Fantasy
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    The Sword of Truth, written by Terry Goodkind, is a classic fantasy that takes place in a world with magical boundaries between three kingdoms. It is the first volume of an epic fantasy series, and it relates the efforts of three friends that try to save the world from Darken Rail, the sadistic ruler who seeks to control and possibly destroy the world. This book has an incredible mix of terror, suspense, love, mystery, and imagery, everything to get you hooked chapter after chapter. The young Ri...

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