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Comparing The Hero And The Crown And Jeff Smith's Bone

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Robin MicKinely's The Hero and the Crown and Jeff Smith's Bone are two works of fantasy that contain a female protagonist or hero. Fantasy literature is known for being an immersive experience, far more so than any other genre. This quality is essential for a fantastical work simply because readers are encountering situations and ideas that may be unfamiliar to them in the mundane world. The hero is central to this immersion because they act as a sort of tour guide for the reader in this new space and the more relatable this hero is to the audience, the better the transition into the story will be. A majority of well-known fantasy heroes are male, such as Harry Potter, Bilbo Baggins and even going as far back as epic literature with King Arthur
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