Summary: The Psychology Of Escapism

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A modern Fairytale. – The psychology of escapism. Escapism; simply the idea of escaping from point a, to point b. Just what does it escapism provide? Well for many it provides a chance to escape from reality and indulge within another make-believe or fantasy realm, to live through what you wish you could do but currently cannot. The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth--it is the truth which conceals that there is none. (1) A prime example of this being Disney Land. The park is a perfect model of simulation, with illusions and phantasms showing us what it would supposedly be like to live in another world. You visits there, walk inside and it’s like a whole other world, walk out, and suddenly you are back alone with reality. Escapism makes us believe the unreal is real and real is unreal. Disneyland is neither true nor false, stemming from old folklore with some aspects of non-fiction hidden behind it, yet it is also so creatively processed. It is made to make one believe adults are elsewhere to children, yet opens up to the idea that childishness and foolishness is everywhere. Faked by the idea of responsibility and ‘reality’. A similar thing goes throughout fairytales, one of the leading resources behind Disney. Fairytales, being old folklore often depict very natural and real situations in their bare form; however upon aging have…show more content…
Alice in Wonderland is a wonderful surrealist piece of literature that from the moment it was written has had an audience tearing it apart in order to find a meaning. Alice in wonderland starts off with an innocent child minding her own business, often portrayed as sleepy, before spotting a walking and talking hare. The idea that this character is drowsy before seeing this can indicate and suggest that everything onward is a hallucination or a dream. A chance to escape from life and leap into another world. Quite

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