Some people dismiss science fiction or fantasy as a purely juvenile form of amusement, an escape from problems and issues in the real world. Referring to one or more particular books, movies, or television programs, explain why you agree or disagree with this observation.
Some people say that science fiction or fantasy is cheap novels, merely entertain daydreamers. However, Albert Einstein once said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge”. By fostering humanity’s immense imagination and creativity, science fiction or fantasy vigorously is not always for amusing.
Science fiction or fantasy is nurturing imagination of its readers or audiences. It mythicizes stories about ideal characters and by using appealable words. It urges numerous following to have various ways to look at an event; alternatively, they could choose to be a part of that consciousness or create a new one. Albert Einstein’s concept “thinking like a child", which allowed him to understand the universe in profound ways, is an example.
On the other hand, science fiction and fantasy, which are a foundation of dreams, express creativity and ideas. Without the dream of flying into the sky, will Wilbur brothers have any ideas to make a plane? Human is ambitious, dreaming nourishes ambition which propel them make dreams come true. Invisibility Cloak, which is operated by scientists, is no longer product of fantasy and science fiction anymore.
It is not an escape from problems and issues in the real world; it expresses humanity’s hope and dreams. Some stories, which stem from legend and fairy tale stories, usually base on an ancient belief of a culture. Doreamon, which is a Japanese comic book, is about a clumsy boy and a robot cat which always helps the boy with its miracle device. Indeed, time machine is a device which impacts most of its reader’s aspiration enthusiastically. With a time machine, humanity envisions a future in which they can come back time and redress mistake, reunite with beloved deceased friends or acquaintances.
To sum up, science fiction and fantasy are not utterly cheap novels for entertaining but enriching your imagination, inspiring you to bring dreams into life. Finally, remember that “Imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions” - Albert Einstein.
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