The Elements of Fantasy/Fairy Tales
by Casay C, Sophie M, Lauren K, Matt S, Ben N
Definition of Fantasy Stories
- The faculty or activity of imagining things, esp. things that are impossible or improbable.
- A genre of imaginative fiction involving magic and adventure, esp. in a setting other than the real world.
Locations of Fantasy
Most authors use adventure as a common plot for fantasy stories, and the characters usually share the common traits of bravery and selflessness.
Elements of Fairy Tales
- Fairy Tales usually have the quotes "Once upon a time," "A long, long time ago," and "they lived happily ever after."
- Normally takes place in a castle, forest, or town
- Often times have a good character and a bad character, like Cinderella and her stepsisters
- Commonly have royalty
- Often have magical elements
Examples include: Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, and multiple stories from mythology.
Definition of Fairy Tales
- A children's story about magical and imaginary beings and lands.
A Dance of Pewter
Setting: the little girl's bedroom
Plot: foreshadowing hints that the figurines are evil (red eyes) but they are not.
Realistic Events: No this is a fantasy story.
Why is this story an example of fantasy: Excessive personification, magic, communication with the dead, etc