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This essay explores how fantasy literature shows the reader aspects of their own personality by reflecting certain human desires, and in doing so raises questions which can lead the reader to expand their understanding of themselves and become a more rounded version of themselves. Six fantasy books are examined. They are The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan, ''The Highwayman'' by R.A. Salvatore, A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, and Mistborn: the Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. Each book is shown to resonate very strongly with one human desire. The Hobbit resonates with a desire for order. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe resonates with a desire to be relevant. The Eye of the World resonates with a desire to feel wonder. ''The Highwayman'' resonates with a desire to be able to overcome adversity. A Game of Thrones resonates with a desire to feel the thrill of being in danger. Mistborn: the Final Empire resonates with the desire to be competent. It further examines some of the things that can be learned from the novels in question. One of the things one can learn from The Hobbit is the difference between disparate races. One of the things one can learn from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is responsibility. One of the things one can learn from The Eye of the World is to be open to new things. One can, among other things, learn how to hope from ''The Highwayman.'' One can learn what form of danger frightens one most from A Game of Thrones, among other things. Lastly, one can learn about the nature of one's own competence in Mistborn: the Final Empire, among other things.
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