Fantasy is the faculty of inventing images, especially extravagant or visionary ones. Fantasy is a genre of imaginative fiction involving fantastic stories; often in a magical pseudo-historical setting as seen is J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit (Webster’s Millennium 2001 International Encyclopedia).
“Fantasy is usually employed to designate a conscious breaking free from reality.
The term is applied to a work that takes place in a non-existent and fictitious world”
(Flint Thrall William. “The Handbook to Literature)” such as fairyland, or concerns
incredible and imaginary characters such as dwarves, giants, and other non-realistic
phenomena. (Tolkien p.12)
“They are (or were) a little people, about half our height, and smaller than the bearded dwarves. Hobbits have no beards. There is no
They are inclined to be fat in the stomach; the y dress in bright colours (chiefly green and yellow); wear no shoe, because their feet grow natural leathery soles and thick warm brown hair like the stuff on their heads (which is curly); have long clever brown fingers, good-natured faces, and laugh (especially after dinner, which they have twice a day when they can get it. "A fantasy world may be entirely consistent, parallel with the ordinary world and of many Nordic myths; it is also employs for the whimsical delight of the author or reader, creating utopian worlds. " Fantasy may have a dream like logicality and episodic structure or it makes use of many Nordic myths. little magic about them, except the ordinary everyday sort, which helps them to disappear quietly and quickly when large stupid folk like you and me come blundering along, making a noise like elephants, which the can hear a mile off. Most imaginative or fantasy worlds contain songs, poems, and riddles because they are part of the mind's imagination and to lead the reader into the fictional world allowing the reader to become a part of the fantasy and to become more imaginative and to make himself feel good. The fire was red, in flaming spread; The trees like torches blazed with light. "Both kind of fantasy are open to Allegorical, or symbolic interpretation" as seen in Lin Carter"tms, Imaginary World (1973). Tolkien"tms Novel with the collective title The Hobbit is currently proving the still strong appeal of fantasy. Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead a walking-stick. Swords in these parts are mostly blunt"and dragons are comfortably far-off. 27) ""Not without mighty Warrior, even a Hero; but warriors are busy fighting one another in distant lands, or simply not to be found.