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The meaning of fantasy fiction

The meaning of fantasy fiction
February 22, 2014, 09:51:42 PM
I've long since put this literature away in favor of non-fiction. All of the most memorable, like Tolkien and Howard, were essentially tales of individual ascendancy through a deliberate or sometimes fortunate process of overcoming great adversity.

Meek country bumpkin Bilbo ends up an armored war hero and political conspirator. Dirty face slave boy Conan ends up High King of Aquilonia. Drizzt the dark elf transforms from obedient, lowly whipped male to unbeatable swordmaster and peerless tracker.

No pain, no gain

That which does not kill me makes me stronger

Re: The meaning of fantasy fiction
February 22, 2014, 10:24:59 PM
Even that which does ultimately kill you, makes you stronger.
If approached in positive fashion.