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For Writers: Fantasy Reflects Society. Or Does It?

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Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer MK Mancos:

Does fantasy reflect social concepts/prejudices/etc. of the day, or hide away from/ignore it?

It’s an interesting question. Tolkien’s famous battle in Middle Earth is widely acknowledged to be a reflection of World War II, which was raging at the time.

And we often turn to fantasy worlds in times of trouble. Look at the explosion of Super Hero movies these last ten years? And how so many have turned dark these last few?

So what do you think? Does fantasy reflect social concepts/prejudices/etc. of the day, or hide away from/ignore it? Or…?

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