For me, fantasy is more than that. It makes people think that maybe the world can be different, that maybe in the past and in the future, they were or will be someone like that princess or prince who everyone of us had dreamed with; and it makes that the world were we live in, is not as boring as we had thought.
Many writers choose fantasy for their stories. If we look fast, maybe we will see that most of that stories are made for little children. But they’re not. The message of romance and love that the fantasy stories give to us is not being understood by most of children that read them. They like the stories, yes it is, but they don’t “catch” the real message that they give you.
One thing that fantasy stories have, is the magic that makes everyone go into the story, you can imagine how does that princess looks like or what was the colour of the big castle, and anything else. When we read this stories we use our imagination, not like while we are watching usual programs at TV.