By Lori M. Campbell
Delusion writing, like literature typically, presents a strong automobile for demanding the established order. through symbolism, imagery and supernaturalism, delusion constructs secondary-world narratives that either replicate and critique the political paradigms of our personal global. This severe paintings explores the position of the portal in delusion, investigating the ways that magical nexus issues and circulation among worlds are used to demonstrate real-world energy dynamics, specifically these impacting girls and youngsters. via an exam of low and high myth, fairy stories, kid's literature, the Gothic, and technology fiction, the portal is pointed out as a dwelling being, position or magical item of profound metaphorical and cultural importance.