“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
A tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities (source: New Oxford American Dictionary) is what fantasy is. This tendency is its glory. This is why we are so attracted to fantasy, to Tolkien’s, Rowling’s, Lewis’s, Carroll’s characters and universes. Because their world offers us relief from our own, we lean towards their realities.
Especially during finals.