2) Fantasy can be used to describe a genre that emphases the supernatural, the mythical, or the substance of folklore. Fantasy novels engage the imagination, but require a certain suspension of reality. For some, the term “fantasy” may be trigger thoughts of “the perfect team” based on the connection to such pursuits as fantasy baseball, basketball, or football. In this setting, fantasy suggests that a certain collection of players, although ideal, is unlikely to ever be realized. Others might bring up the sexual or exotic connotations of a fantasy as an unfulfilled, unrealized, and at times unlikely but arousing story.
As the term ‘fantasy’ has a number of connotative meanings in popular usage, discuss what Bormann means when he uses it throughout his theory and how it keeps with and/or departs from the meaning you assign to ‘fantasy.’
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