Magical Realism guides our thoughts to magic which guides my thoughts to fairy tales. This month a fourth season of the show Once Upon a Time on ABC is to premiere. This show takes classic fairytales from the Grimm brothers and puts a twist on each. It brings all the fairytales together into one universe. They were brought into our world, the "real world,"through a curse taking away all magical aspects of this society and replacing their lives with normal lives. What it really did was it mixed magic and realism. This show focused more on the real stories instead of the Disney versions. Every character seems more real.
This middle part *Spoiler Alert*
When magic is brought back to their world, the magic starts to blend with the reality. Magic becomes their reality, but the "real aspects" of the show are not lost with the return of magic. Instead magic enhances reality.
The main protagonist denies magic and instead uses modern "Magic." Ironically, she has the best magical abilities of them all, as she was born of true love. For those of you who haven't seen the show, what about regular fairytales? How does magical realism play a role?