Adventure is a literary genre which usually describes dangerous situations, giving the reader a sense of excitement. Adventure books always present the feature of danger, which is the core of the plot.
As well as this, adventure books emphasise physical actions and strong heroes who have the purpose to save other characters from dangerous situations. Adventure stories usually overlap other genres such as romance, military adventure, spy thrillers, science fiction novel and Westerns.
Adventure stories are characterised by fast-paced plot lines; nevertheless, epic tales have a slightly slower narration due to the presence of fantasy aspects.
The setting of adventure stories usually is a surreal world which might include maps and intriguing backgrounds to help the reader understand better the plot.
Protagonists of adventure stories are usually courageous men; however, this trend is changing, and currently, there are writers who are focusing on female characters. The heroes of adventure stories usually face dark scenarios where they sometimes have to sacrifice their lives to save other characters. As well as this, this genre contains a sense of urgency, so as the protagonist must achieve his/her goals in a short period of time.
Finally, adventure stories usually tend to have a dark tone so as readers can’t understand the end of the plot until the very end. However, some adventure plot has a sense of humour to soften this dark mood.
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