The Therapeutic Aspects of Fantasy in A Monster Calls, Pan’s Labyrinth and The Wee Free Men

The Therapeutic Aspects of Fantasy in A Monster Calls, Pan’s Labyrinth and The Wee Free Men 

Paper details Introduction should be about: what is fantasy in modern literature? Explaining literary fantasy in terms of daydreaming, fairytales, and such Why do we need fantasy, fantastic thoughts and works of art, and why do we choose to fantasize? We fantasize to escape our reality – why? Body must have: the theme of therapeutic aspects of fantasy in each of the works – A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness; the movie Pan’s Labyrinth; The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett. An indepth analysis of each, then a parallel analysis. Adding Neil Gaiman’s A Dream of a Thousand Cats would be a nice touch. The point is that we all need to escape our reality by using the power of dreams/dreaming and fantasy (fairy-tales). We also fantasize so as to discover our own personal identity/true self, as well as to discover our strengths, the things we are capable of; grappling various restrictions and impediments and finding enough will to defeat and overcome real life problems/struggles thorough dreams/dreaming.

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