From Latin phantasia (which, in turn, comes from a Greek word), the fantasy It is the human faculty that allows us to reproduce, through mental images, past things or represent events that do not belong to the realm of reality. These events can be possible (for example, fantasize about traveling to the beach next summer) or unrealizable (walk between dinosaurs or talk with a dog).
Fantasy can also be understood as the higher degree of imagination or the witty thinking . These thoughts can be reflected in artistic works, such as stories , novels or films .
The concept of fantasy can be associated with that of sex game . A sexual fantasy is what a person would like to specify when having sex.
Fantasy Finally, it is an animated film directed by James Algar and Samuel Armstrong which was released in 1940 . The film transcended thanks to its music , interpreted by the Philadelphia Orchestra with the address of Leopold Stokowski .
Fantastic Literary Genre
In the literature the texts are classified in gender , where each one includes those works with similar characteristics. This allows a clear ordering of the stories that allows them to be easily found by readers, according to their own interests.
Within the various classifications that fiction literature receives there is a genre known as fantasy and in which are contained those works that narrate stories that can't happen in a real context , which overlooks the laws of nature and seeks to take the reader to imaginary worlds to make them reflect, many times, on their own but from abstract elements.
He fantasy genre is he who presents imaginary and supernatural elements in his argument . It is about one who violates the rules of reality, with animals that speak, monsters, immortal people and beings that travel in time.
Within this classification could be placed novels such as "The Hobbit" or "The Endless Story"; but it is necessary to clarify that it is even an extremely complete genre because inside we can also find more warlike novels and others oriented to the mere flight of the imagination.
In this way, the Science fiction , also known as anticipation literature, is a genre that arises from the combination of fantasy (that which does not exist in reality) and science . It raises situations that have not yet happened (therefore, they are unreal), but that could happen thanks to the advancement of scientific knowledge.
On the other hand those works that combine elements of the Cavalry books or the pastoral novel with fantastic elements they are considered of Epic fantasy, among them we can mention "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey"; even, for many scholars, Don Quixote could be included in this classification, although in my opinion it is a much more complex work that cannot be typecast in any genre as it has a little of all.
The creation of a work of this style is extremely difficult because the writer has to be credible at all times, he must analyze every vague corner of the world and understand how it affects history; that is, he has to get the reader to draw that world in his head and feel identified with what happens in it.
To achieve this it is necessary that first the author creates the story and understand what the goal is to tell it and, from there, that capture all that Fantastic Universe as clearly as possible , so that all readers can enter the same world and the reading is satisfactory for all.