Fantasy is a genre that is attractive to people of all ages from all backgrounds as it allows an escape from everyday life. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a beloved classic that has transcended time and various forms. E.T.A. Hoffmann’s novel transitioned from a story to a ballet, then to other texts and major motion pictures. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King acknowledges strife in the world through the conflict with the Mouse King but allows an escape that conveys relatable and truthful elements of everyday life. The plot is one of the most well-known and beloved pieces of Christmas literature today. The story of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King starts as a childhood fantasy and becomes a dream world that invokes joy that carries through the dreamlike world to the real world. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a staple of fantasy because of the whimsical adventure while still connecting to reality, with engaging themes for all ages, along with the adaptation into multiple forms including ballets, texts, and films.
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