Our Laboratory for Being Human
J.R.R. Tolkien said that Fantasy is the "back door to your heart." Your willing to explore ideas that may not be safe. There is a very scary political climate right now, but if we start discussing the dark lord Sauron and how he took over Middle Earth, we can actually have a safe conversation in a mirror world.
Fantasy is another place we can go where we can explore ideas, where we can explore feelings, where we can explore things that may not be safe in our world.
Fantasy isn't really for children, because they don't need it...Fantasy is really for us for whom the blade is really dulled and need to be reminded that this world is magical.
Homer used artistic license very openly in The Iliad. Even questioned his entire culture.
That's what Fantasy does - it reminds us of how magical the world that we live in is.
Greek mythology...is a soap opera.
What's the point of Fantasy? Ultimately it's about the question: "What does the fact that we are going to die, no matter how strong we are, have to do with how we live life?"
The amount of money, effort, man-hours that went into Batman Vs Superman - to put Gilgamesh on tablet, it was a similar endeavor.
Fantasy has been something that has existed in humanity for all time, almost unchanged.