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History of Fantasy Fiction – TV and beyond

Fantasy became popular to some extent in around 1945, and has now become quite popular in the 21st century. Fantasy Television Fantasy television has become a hugely popular part of the genre today, incorporating content such as supernatural forces, magic and the exotic world of fantasies. Fantasy television has mostly been based on tales from… Continue reading History of Fantasy Fiction – TV and beyond

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History of Fantasy Fiction

From the very beginning, the components of the supernatural and the fantastic, were a part of literature. The first ever introduced fantastic literature was done by some famous authors like George MacDonald (1824 –1905). As we moved on towards the 20th century, author J. R. R. Tolkien published the very famous ‘The Lord of the… Continue reading History of Fantasy Fiction

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Brothers Grimm Facts

Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his younger brother Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859) were German authors and philologists who coined some of the foremost fairy tales in English literature. They produced the Grimm Fairy Tales, a publication comprised of 209 stories to be exact. Renowned examples of stories that were part of this collection were Rapunzel, Hansel and… Continue reading Brothers Grimm Facts

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The Brothers Grimm

Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm were two German siblings who became renowned for their collaboration as authors, prolific researchers and lexicographers among others. They are best known for their work “Grimm Fairy Tales”. This effectively led to the birth of the modern study of folklore. While some of their literary work is meant for children,… Continue reading The Brothers Grimm

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Real “warrior princesses” (part 2)

From Elizabeth I to Olga of Kiev, we have already come across the top 5 women in the world to be recognized as real warrior princesses. Now it is time to take a look at the rest of the 5 real warrior princesses of the world. 6- Rani Lakshmibai Rani Lakshmibai is one of the… Continue reading Real “warrior princesses” (part 2)

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Real “Warrior Princesses”

From mothers and sisters to wives and daughters, the role of women in the success of mankind cannot be denied. Around all across the globe and time, women have served this world with exceptional support and contribution. They were as charismatic and influential as any other renowned leaders in the world. Let us now take… Continue reading Real “Warrior Princesses”

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Strong Female Characters In Fantasy Fiction

The teens, adults and young adults of today’s world look up to the prominent female leads of contemporary literature, especially in the fantasy fiction genre. Books such as Harry Potter and Hunger Games feature extremely respectable women as main characters, such as Hermione Granger and Katniss Everdeen, who are never afraid to speak out. Their… Continue reading Strong Female Characters In Fantasy Fiction

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Werewolves

When night creatures are discussed, vampires and werewolves go side by side. These are humans, bitten by another werewolf, who transform into deadly wolves on the apex of the full moon enhancing the animalistic nature of man. Unlike Vampires who are constantly dealing with their nature being half monster and half human, a Werewolf only… Continue reading Werewolves

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Vampires

Have you noticed how drastically the images of many of the creatures in the fantasy fiction world have changed? Let’s jump right into more of such characters like witches and fairies which we discussed as both antagonists and protagonists. You’ll see how their perception has changed from the beginning of their characterization to present. When… Continue reading Vampires

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Creatures in Fantasy Fiction

Have you ever wondered why the best-selling books around the world are unsurprisingly fantasy books? Also as soon as they are seen to have gained enough popularity with the readers, they are immediately made into a series of Hollywood movies like the world famous Harry Potter series or Cinderella with its fairy godmother and the… Continue reading Creatures in Fantasy Fiction