Reading Response 5


The rhetorical situation in this video is about how to write a good fantasy story. There tends to be an exigence in fantasy writing where writers make too many assumptions that the reader knows exactly what your talking about in this made up world. The rhetorical audience needs to be able to know exactly what is going on without the writer becoming too overly descriptive and therefore boring. All fantasy writing has to have some kind of realism or else the audience won’t be able to relate which kills off their interest. Some fantasy writers also fear that their reader will fail to see their vision and because of that become extremely descriptive. People will inevitably create their own vision of everything you write. I had a totally different image in my head of Harry Potter when I read the first book, and was surprised when I saw him in the first movie.


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