Genres

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Coming of Age

Definition


A coming of age story is all about the protagonist's journey from being a child to being an adult.


It is a journey that takes a young person from naive to wise, from idealist to realist, and from immature to mature.


The path of the protagonist, or main character, can vary from story to story.


Perhaps he had to go to war, or lost his mother, or experienced extreme injustice or went on some great worldwide adventure.


There will usually be pain and suffering along the way - growing up isn't easy.


However, no matter the narrative direction, the result is that the hero grows from his/her experiences and in some way loses the childhood innocence that helps steer him/her towards adulthood.

Example

A Walk To Remember - The Proposal and Weeding.wmv
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Romance definition

    The romance novel or romantic novel is a literary genre. Novels of this type of genre fiction place their primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people, and must have an "emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending."


There are different types of love in the romance genre such as tragic love and unconditional love.

Example

Why didn't you write me ? The Notebook best scene

Horror

Definition


Horror fiction, horror literature and also horror fantasy are genres of literature, which are intended to, or have the capacity to frighten, scare, or startle their readers or viewers by inducing feelings of horror and terror. It creates an eerie and frightening atmosphere. Horror is usually supernatural, though it can be non-supernatural. Often the central menace of a work of horror fiction can be interpreted as metaphor for the larger fears of a society.

Example

Here's Johnny! - The Shining (7/7) Movie CLIP (1980) HD

Science Fiction

Definition


Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life. Science fiction often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations.

Example

Star Trek Into Darkness - Warp Battle Scene [USS Vengeance attacks USS Enterprise [HD]