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What is the difference between Fiction and Fantasy?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Aug 28, 2019

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Yash Mathers

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Answered on Aug 28, 2019

Fiction and Fantasy are words grounded into a similar principle of the non-truth. Fantasy is a subgenus of Fiction. It is a branch of Fiction that takes place in a world displaced from ours concerning venue and time. The differences between Fiction and Fantasy are as follows:

Fiction and Fantasy are words grounded into a similar principle of the non-truth. Fantasy is a

  • CONCEPT: Fiction is closely connoted with unbelievable science and advanced technologies (Such as Aliens, and Cyborgs), whereas fantasies are linked closer to an archetypal landscape that is culturally influenced, like the concept of dragons.
  • PERCEPTION: Fiction and Fantasy differ in how they are perceived; although, they are unknown concepts. In the Fiction scenario, the unknown is treated as something that must be understood, for it can cause significant change to the present world. However, in Fantasy, the unknown element is to be cherished, because it is strange by nature.
  • REALISM: Friction is much closer to the facts, or are all based on facts. Although they are still not right, they are almost always likely to be true. Conversely, Fantasies are often scientifically impossible concepts, as in the case of talking plants and flying horses. They do not exist in real life.
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C. Matz

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C. MatzCollege student, Graduation, Orlando
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Answered on Aug 27, 2019

Fiction and Fantasy are two words that might sound closely related based on your earlier knowledge of the two words, but they are not totally the same. Although both terms explain things that are not real, in fact, they are things that will come through your imagination. First of all, fiction is a literary type using invented or imaginative writing, without using real fact. The concept of aliens is mostly discussed using fiction. Also, fiction can be used to discuss inventions that are not yet real.

Fiction and Fantasy are two words that might sound closely related based on your earlier knowledge
Fiction is mostly used to explain the possible technological advancements which are more liable to occur in some years to come. Although they are not real the possibility of them coming true can still be substantiated with already existing facts. Fantasy, on the other hand, literally means something that comes from one's imaginations. It is also a literary type which deals with themes of magic and technologies of the middle age. For example, the concept of wizards, dragon, and other magical beings are mostly discussed through Fantasy.

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