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Fantasy Genre

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Jennifer Gough

on 13 December 2013

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Transcript of Fantasy Genre

FANTASY
Setting
Characters
is here
Definition
Purpose
Setting
Characters
Theme
Plot
Fantasy vs. Sci-Fi
Objective: Identify the major
elements of the Fantasy Genre
Themes
Teaches having high morals
(good over evil) during tough
situations or circumstances.
Not real (fictional)
Magical/supernatural
powers
Shows stereotypes of
good/evil
Animals talk, feel, and
act like people.
Physical or character
transformation (the Beast
example...)
Imaginary, "enchanted" or "other-worldly" worlds.
Set in the past,present or future
Plot
Narrative (storytelling)
Action scenes that depend on magic or imaginary circumstances.
Often happy endings.
Purpose: why does an
author write a fantasy novel?
To transport the reader into an imaginary world.
To encourage thinking about what is real and possibilities.
To resolve conflict in an
unrealistic way.
Fantasy vs. Science Fiction
Contains things
that could never
happen in real
life...ever.
Fairies
Dragons/Gnomes
Enchanted spells
Contains things
scientists believe could
happen someday based
on predictions of present
and future scientific
developments.
Ex: Flying cars
Space life/travel
Exit ticket
Topic: Fantasy Genre

Name a book or movie that is a good example of Fantasy Genre. Choose one element we learned about today and explain how that element is found in the book
or movie. (Ex: There are examples of good vs. evil in Beauty and the Beast...)

Definition of Fantasy Genre
A narrative (storytelling)
text that incorporates elements
of magic, imaginary worlds &
characters and good vs. evil.
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