Elements of Fantasy Created by E. Redard Grade 6 Characterization Characters can have special powers. Animals act like people (animorphisism) Setting Place is imaginary or of another world or universe. Time is anytime or no time. Fantasy time (Once upon a time…They lived happily ever after) any time or any place, timeless or placeless, or long, long ago. Time travel is possible. Plot Involving situations not possible in our realistic world. Full of action and follows specific and simple patterns. Varied, but usually surprising twists or developments. Plot The plot starts right out with fast moving action that grabs the listeners’ interest and keeps it. Conflicts are usually resolved with great deeds or acts of human kindness related to good and bad/evil. Theme Good versus bad or evil. Uses magic or other ideas to achieve the extremely impossible. Ex: Justice and injustice, happiness, kindness, friendship, loyalty, love. Style Use of magic or powers that have no scientific bases. Use of mental powers or technologies that are not possible or not yet discovered. Tone Despite the use of magic, the struggle/conflict of the characters seems real and that failure is not an option. Feels that in a magical world, the story is plausible. Point Of View Could be any. Often third person narrative. Examples of Fantasy Books What other novels can be classified as fantasy? What elements of fantasy do they have?