Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work.
Fantasy[ edit ] The Whirlwind Seizes the Wreath A fantasy story is about magic or supernatural forces, rather than technology as science fiction if it happens to take place in a modern or future era.
Depending on the extent of these other elements, the story may or may not be considered to be a "hybrid genre" series; for instance, even though the Harry Potter series canon includes the requirement of a particular gene to be a wizard, it is referred to only as a fantasy series.
A fantasy genre that concerns the use of famous literary or historical individuals and their interactions in the afterlife. It is named for John Kendrick Bangswho often wrote in this genre.
Contemporary fantasy also known as modern fantasy or indigenous fantasy: A subgenre of fantasy, set in the present day. These are used to describe stories set in the putative real world often referred to as consensus reality in contemporary times, in which magic and magical creatures exist, either living in the interstices of our world or leaking over from alternate worlds.
A subgenre of fantasy defined by place; the fantastic narrative has an urban setting.
Many urban fantasies are set in contemporary times and contain supernatural elements. However, the stories can take place in historical, modern, or futuristic periods, as well as fictional settings.
The prerequisite is that they must be primarily set in a city. A subgenre of fantasy that can refer to literary, artistic, and filmic works that combine fantasy with elements of horror.
The term can be used broadly to refer to fantastical works that have a dark, gloomy atmosphere or a sense of horror and dread and a dark, often brooding, tone. A type of narration demonstrating a useful truth. Animals speak as humans, legendary, supernatural tale.
A literary genre about various magical creatures, environments, et cetera. Many fairy tales are generally targeted for children. Fantasy where the magical elements are constructed in a logical and rational manner. Mythical stories with highly developed characters and story lines.
Frequently, the protagonist is reluctant to be a champion, is of low or humble origin, and has royal ancestors or parents but does not know it. Though events are usually beyond their control, they are thrust into positions of great responsibility where their mettle is tested in a number of spiritual and physical challenges.
Stories, oftentimes of a national hero or other folk figure, which have a basis in fact, but also contain imaginative material. Popular in Japan, of girls who use magic in either their training, idol stardom or even to fight evil. Literature that is rooted in, inspired by, or that in some way draws from the tropes, themes and symbolism of myth, folklore, and fairy tales.
Mythic fiction overlaps with urban fantasy and the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but mythic fiction also includes contemporary works in non-urban settings. Mythic fiction refers to works of contemporary literature that often cross the divide between literary and fantasy fiction.
A story with mystical elements that are scientifically explainable, or that combine science fiction elements with fantasy elements.Well, Frankenstein is the name of the scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who creates the monster.
Congratulations: you now know more than the average Joe, who thinks that the scientist creates a monst. 'Oroonoko' is an early example of the novel genre, written by Aphra Behn and published in The story concerns the grandson of an African king, his life and death as a slave, and his ill-fated.
Symbols appear in literature all across the world, and Mary Shelley's famed 'Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus' is no exception, including many symbols in its pages.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a literary masterpiece that for the past two centuries has fascinated the imagination and interest of diverse readers. The word “Frankenstein” refers to the monster because it is universally accepted that the creator. This webpage is for Dr. Wheeler's literature students, and it offers introductory survey information concerning the literature of classical China, classical Rome, classical Greece, the Bible as Literature, medieval literature, Renaissance literature, and genre studies.
Romanticism in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Mary Shelley, with her brilliant tale of mankind's obsession with two opposing forces: creation and science, continues to draw readers with Frankenstein's many meanings and effect on society.