Narrative Essay On Adventure Time

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Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network in 2010. The show is about a speaking dog with shape-shifting powers named Jake and his best friend Finn the Human who embark on many bizarre adventures in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo (Zahed). Even though its target audience were thought to be primarily children, the unpredictable show functioning as a morality tale with not an overly preachy tone has certainly attracted a fanbase of mainly young adults with its absurd humour, weirdness, emotional complexity, the subject matter of friendship, intimacy, individuality and discovering one’s self-worth all the while subliminally touching upon some serious issues and themes such as feminist…show more content…
After all, Finn is the only human he knows, and although he is unfailingly positive, that knowledge comes with a profound loneliness. “I think that’s what makes the show interesting, if anything,” Ward said. “It’s candyland on the surface and dark underneath, and that’s why it’s compelling, I think, if at all. Those are my favorite kind of emotions — the ones that conflict with each other, and they feel weird inside of you.” … “I don’t think anyone sets out trying to write for kids, because I don’t think you can,” Ward said. All of the writers are in their late 20s and 30s, and we’re all just writing it for ourselves. We’re making ourselves crack up with it.”…show more content…
The whole show represents a juxtaposition of sorts – the conflict of happiness and tragedy, light and dark, silly and profound, innocent and mature; perhaps all of this is (thankfully) not noticed by kids and ultimately these dark matters are subtle whereas the quirky humour celebrating friendship and adventure is more visible, and thus the entertainment value is universal across the ages. Moreover, the intricate character development, the backstory of the post-apocalyptic world and even the involvement of popular comedians as guest stars voice actors has contributed to the appeal for adult audience and consequently to the author of this thesis as
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