The great journey, the valiant quest, the ongoing war between good and evil, the “chosen one” who by magic rises above peasantry and poverty to a place of heroism – these are the clichés of fantasy, and I will not defend them as clichés. But they also explore fantasy’s greatest themes.
They explore the themes of escapism. That’s part of what makes them awesome.
With fantasy, we can shuffle aside the trappings of modern society and explore life at the whims of the author and the worlds we create. Continue Reading