Weaving the Threads of Fantasy and Reality: Exploring the Worlds of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson

Authors

  • Dr. Chitra Sivasubramaniam Associate Professor in English, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Devika Kakkat Ph.D. Research Scholar, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract

Fantasy and reality intertwines to achieve a magical effect in literature. The use of myth, imagination and fantasy by J.K. Rowling and Rick Riordan in the novels Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone and Percy Jackson and The Lightning Bolt are examples of literature that blurs that line of fantasy and reality. This is an attempt to examine the varied elements of fantasy such as myths, legends, folklores and magic co-existing with the real world foregrounding spatial theory, archetypal theory and magical realism to justify that fantasy is not an escape from reality but a way to address genuine problems of the real world. Fantasy helps to cope better with the monotony and harsh realities of life.

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Published

2018-11-10

How to Cite

Sivasubramaniam, D. C., & Kakkat, D. (2018). Weaving the Threads of Fantasy and Reality: Exploring the Worlds of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 6(11), 8. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/5437