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Animal Dreams - Animal Dreams    "'Stop it!' I yelled. My heart was thumping. 'You're killing that bird!'" - Codi Noline, Animal Dreams  Those are the words of Codi Noline, a brave heroine with her mind set on rescuing a beautiful but defenseless peacock from horrible torture by a group of demented children on her first day back in her hometown of Grace, Arizona.  Much to Codi's chagrin, the bird turns out to be just a piñata, spilling candy and bright treasures rather than a gory mass of blood and bone.  The children aren't a pack of hopelessly troubled youth engaging in animal mutilation for sport, only a normal group of kids participating in a party game very common to the Southwestern Mexico-influenced culture scared and confused by a stranger's outburst.  Anyone who has seen a piñata might wonder how a person without impaired vision could mistake one of those bright, artificial paper mache creations for a living animal, but sometimes an abnormal state of mind can make the world be viewed through a murkier haze than poor eyesight could ever produce.  Codi's misconception of the peacock incident is a rather humorous story, but it has a deeper underlying meaning.  Things are not always as they seem, whether they are seen with the eyes, the mind, or the heart.  This is a truth Codi learns a little more of every day she is home.  Her own spiritual and emotional journeys are reflected in part by her changing views of the town's pet birds, the peacocks.  The town's women founders, the blue-eyed, dark-haired Gracela sisters from Spain, arrived to wed lonely gold miners and left the small town with a legacy of looks, legends, and unique wild birds....   [tags: dreams]
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Theories About Dreams - In this paper I hope to open a window to the vast and mysterious world of dreaming. To most people, information about dreams isn’t common knowledge. In researching this subject though, I found that everybody has and reacts to dreams, which are vital to your mental health. You will also find how you can affect your dreams and how they affect you. All over the world different people, scientists, and civilizations have different dream theories. For instance, the Senoi tribe in Malaysia has a fascinating tradition of dream telling....   [tags: Dreams] 947 words
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Childhood Dreams To Adulthood Reality - Nothing gets lost in the transition from childhood dreams to adulthood reality. The Childhood dream world resides with the subconscious stream of images and ideas, and are perpetually modified and refined throughout our lives. This continuance is in accordance with an ever evolving self enlightenment, and includes a strong influence from our interactions with others. That is, the gradual transition from childhood to adulthood is subject to constant internal and external changes, guiding a spiritual journey from the conception to the culmination of our desires....   [tags: Dreams] 446 words
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Dreams and Déjá Vu - You walk into the house of a new friend. As you scope it out, you realize something a bit strange… You’ve been there before. But not exactly in person. You think about it a little bit, and you then realize that it was in a dream, a dream that perfectly portrayed with every small detail the exact room you’re now standing in. Sound familiar. This is an experience that is not as rare as most people think. For many, these arbitrary feelings of extreme familiarity, known as déjà vu, come through dreams that some say predict the future....   [tags: Dreams]
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Hoop Dreams - Hoop Dreams               Hoop Dreams is a story about two young men who want to become basketball players in the NBA. The author Ben Joravsky wrote the book. The idea for the book came from the documentary movie, Hoop Dreams, which is a true story. Arthur Agee and William Gates are the names of the two boys who were followed from eighth grade to twelve grade to do the movie. Arthur Agee was a 5'6 125 pound guard from the playgrounds of Chicago when St Joseph recruiters saw him. Arthur was playing against guy's three years older than he was and he was still the best in the neighborhood....   [tags: Hoop Dreams] 710 words
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The Scientific Mystery of Dreams - Since the beginning of time, people have been trying to understand the different functions of the human body, how we move, talk, act, and for the most part many of these physiological behaviors have been explained on some level. However, one area of the human body that has had researchers and scientist confused for a long time is the mind. Many things go on inside the mind that don’t make sense and so far have no tangible explanation of why it occurs and how. One of the most fascinating and mysterious sections of psychology is that of dreaming....   [tags: dreams, psychology,]
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Field of Dreams - The Innocence in History - Field of Dreams - The Innocence in History [1] Baseball is America’s favorite pastime. When people hear the word "America," they think of apple pie, meat and potatoes, July 4th, and inevitably the everlasting love of this country, baseball. The credit is given to a man named Alexander J. Cartwright, who drew up a set of rules for a game played with a bat, a round ball, and a glove. Along with the rules came a sketching of a diamond-shaped field on which the game was to be played. The rules that Cartwright wrote up in 1845 may have very well changed somewhat, but the game of baseball has remained remarkably constant throughout history into today....   [tags: Field of Dreams Essays]
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The Character of Alice in Animal Dreams - The Character of Alice in Animal Dreams She is dead. She does not appear physically but haunts mentally. She is Codi and Hallie's mother Alice, the late wife of Homero Noline. Throughout the novel Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver, Alice impacted the characters, action, and theme(s). When Alice passed away she took part of Homer with her. What she left was a misfit of time and circumstance; an emotionally distraught and distant man who attempted to resemble a father but veered more towards the tin man....   [tags: Animal Dreams Essays] 599 words
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Dreams - This paper is about dreams. It is on three different topics of dreams. One is about the history of dreams. The other is about the types of dreams. The last topic is about the interpretations of dreams. Plato was a Greek philosopher who studied dreams. He thought dreams had some kind of symbolic action. Plato said “Dreams were merely messages received from gods”. In one of his dialogues, Plato stated that dreams were used as a method to achieve a particular kind of knowledge. Plato also stated that dreams originate from the organs in your belly....   [tags: essays research papers] 1007 words
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Dreams - What actually are dreams. Dreaming is a different state of consciousness. Brains are in constant activity and constantly giving odd brain waves. Dreams are a communication of mind, body, and spirit. During dreams the mind reviews long and short term memory. Dreams are mysteries of the mind and adventures of the sleeping brain. While sleeping, there are two different classifications. These two classifications are paradoxical sleep, also known as rapid eye movement (REM) and orthodox sleep also known as non-REM sleep (Craig 1)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1032 words
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Dreams - Dreams In this information age, the more one ‘knows’ the better will be his response to his world. What better way to know oneself than through ones dreams and their interpretations. Take Joe for example. He dreamt that he was lying in bed crying. When his mother came in to see what was wrong they had sex. Initially Joe woke up, thinking he was in the middle of a nightmare. Now there are two choices for Joe. He could either feel weird, that he had feelings about his mother, or he could look at what symbols were in his dream....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Dreams - Dreams Thesis: We dream thousands of dreams every night, but why and what do they mean. I. The basics about dreams A. History 1. Ancient theories 2. Research B. What is dreaming 1. Definition 2. Types a. Insight b. Lucid c. Precognitive d. Review e. Gratification f. Physical C. Why do we dream II. The Interpretation of dreams A. Four stages 1. Understand content 2. Influence 3. Characterization 4. Order and context B. Interpretation Today 1. Gestalt vs. Freudian 2. Outcome III. Nightmares A. What are nightmares B....   [tags: Sleep Dream]
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Dreams - Dreams Someone once said, “Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country” (Nin, The Diaries of Anais). Dreams are the result of subconscious thoughts and desires. The other theory to dreams are random noises in the neurons of the brain without special meaning. Dreams are the mental activity that takes place during sleep. “Usually during REM sleep is when dreams occur” (Oxford University). Normally everyone dreams several times a night…some drugs and alcohol may impair the dream process....   [tags: Papers] 1355 words
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Dreams - Dreams *Missing Works Cited* Dreams have long exercised a fascination over the human imagination. Many people have questions about them. Dreams over time have captured the interest of many. They have continued to intrigue the simplest of people because of their meaning, their occurrences and their different styles and patterns. One of the most common questions that come up about dreams is how they occur. The theory of REM explains this. REM stands for Rapid Eye Movement. Dreaming is simply the early stage of sleeping....   [tags: Papers] 904 words
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dreams - Dreams have long fascinated the human race. This alternate reality, separate from the conscious world we see around us, has captured the interest of many people throughout history. In fact, mankind has been studying dreams since the invention of the written word. Perhaps the lure of dreams is that there seems to be some significance behind them. Most reject the idea that dreams are just random meaningless fragments of data. The vivid sensations that dreams create are just too powerful to ignore....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Dreams - Dreams The powers of dreams have always been underestimated. There is a whole new world in the sub conscious mind that helps us in a subtle way. In this project you will see how a baby was born because of a dream, how nightmares can be partially good for you, be given a background on dreams in general and details on interpreting your own dreams amongst other things. Background Everybody dreams but not everybody can remember them. We usually don't remember dreams when we suddenly wake up and move about....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Dreams - Dreams Although the idea of dreams has always been a psychological one, there is a philosophical side to them. Descartes once said, "For all I know, I might be dreaming" (Bruder/Moore, Philosophy, 81). This conjecture of Descatres was one that explained the concept of dreams. He asked the question, How do we know that we are not dreaming and our whole life is but a dream. There can never be an answer to this question but it proves that there is a philosophical view of dreams. A dream is a form of mental activity that occurs during sleep....   [tags: Papers] 1059 words
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Dreams - Dreams Are dreams just the interpretation of the human unconcious mind. Do the dreams humans have represent unfulfilled wishes in there unconcious mind. Are feelings of de ja vue just those unconcious thoughts coming out in dreams and as such being thought of as all ready living that specific moment. All good questions that have plauged pyschologist since the age of Freud. Dreams have been seen in different ways by many different people. Some say that there are signs in dreams that point toward things that my happen in life such as omens....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1009 words
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Dreams - Dreams: Could They Be All They Are Made Out To Be. ³Over a seventy-year life span, you¹ll devote at least fifty thousand hours to dreaming² (Segell 42). These dreams can be made up of many things. They can be a window into another world or ³like a urgent fax from your subconscious² (Graves 97). Many things can affect what we dream about and they are not always our previous thoughts. Things such as gender, information gained during the course of time, or even sensations received while asleep all contribute to the content of dreams....   [tags: essays research papers] 949 words
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Dreams - Dreams When we sleep we do much more than just "rest our weary bones"; we tap into our subconscious mind (Ullman and Zimmerman 1979). The subconscious has much to offer about oneself. The average human being spends one third of their life in sleep and during each sleep approximently two hours is spent dreaming (Ullman and Zimmerman 1979). These dreams are important because they are the voice of our subconscious....   [tags: Papers] 3026 words
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Dreams - Dear Dr. Universe, Why do we dream. Pat Caraher - Pullman, Washington When I asked Barbara Hammond this question, the first thing she said was, "Who knows?" Barbara Hammond is a psychologist at Washington State University. What she means is that a lot of people have some interesting ideas about dreams. But that's about it. By the time you finish reading this, you'll know much of what we know for certain about dreams. You're about to become a dream expert. One thing we do know is WHEN we dream....   [tags: essays research papers] 662 words
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Dreams - Dreams After I wake up I quickly come to a reality check. Realizing that I will have a white collard job. Working through the ranks from the bottom up to reach a reasonable goal. I will have diplomas and achievements, but I doubt if I will manage a billion dollar company. In my reality working hard is part of every day life. Working hard every day feeling that I am underpaid is reality. In my dream like state again I see myself always happy. Never stressed out with the days problems or worries....   [tags: essays research papers] 630 words
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Dreams - Dreams I'm at a party on a Saturday night. Everyone from the senior class is there and the few juniors that hang out with us. It is the first party of the year. All my friends are gathered in Dana Mottet's beach front house. Her parents were gone for the weekend and it was the perfect opportunity for a party. Also, her twenty-one year old brother decided to help us out in the drinking department by taking a trip to the liquor store. We all sat around thinking about how it's going to be the best year of our lives....   [tags: Papers] 1020 words
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Dreams - Dreams A dream is a hope, a wish, and an aspiration. People have dreams about what they want to be when they grow up and what they want their children’s future to be (like???). Not all of these dreams come true, though. Even if you work really hard and put your heart into it, there is no guarantee that you will fulfill your dream. “What happens to a dream deferred”(Hughes). Langston Hughes, author of the poem, a When something is deferred, it is put off until a later date; in other words, postponed....   [tags: science] 591 words
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Dreams - Dreams FOUND: An intelligent young woman on the verge of graduating seeks an opportunity to further her education. Coming from a small family, this extremely driven and focused woman needs your help in pursuing her dreams. She would like nothing more than to have a chance to better herself and her future. Going to the college of her choice poses a problem to her family however. The lofty expense of tuition may deter her aspirations of earning a degree and a potential career as a physical therapist....   [tags: essays papers] 573 words
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Dreams - Dreams The sunlight flooded the runway and the grass was the colour of emeralds: "It looks nice, much Better than everyone said England would be. No torrential rain, and no ugly grey skies. What a blessing, the sun has come out for me!" Louisa thought to herself as she stared excitedly out of the aeroplane window and she smiled a warm smile to the seat in front of her, and then looked up at the red seatbelt sign above her head. The writing made no sense to her, but she could understand the picture....   [tags: Papers] 3004 words
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Essay on What Dreams May Come - What Dreams May Come When mortality is contemplated, issues of life, death, and the hereafter are usually the first of a myriad of topics to spontaneously arise as if they are from the dark depths of a person's soul. I believe that this is most eloquently stated by Hamlet: For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause. (III. i.) This passage served as inspiration for Richard Matheson, the author of the novel, What Dreams May Come....   [tags: What Dreams May Come] 698 words
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Lucid Dreams. What are the possible benefits of lucid dreaming? - ... According to lucidity institute, ‘magic’ in dreams, like transforming one object into another, could not be always performed due to dreamer’s confidence. Although, there are several restrictions in dream control that are not depended on belief. The Phenomenon of lucid dreaming has been studied scientifically, and its existence is proved (LaBerge 1990; Watanabe 2003). With the development of new technologies and video games, lucid dreams became compared to video games. First of all, both of them require certain skills from human, such as field independence and strong concentration....   [tags: Psychology, Dreams] 2860 words
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Phil Alden Robinson's Field of Dreams - Phil Alden Robinson's Field of Dreams Was Ray Kinsella a triumphant hero who dared to live his dreams, or merely an insane lunatic who blindly followed voices that could only be heard within the confines of his mind. Although either of these theories could be argued successfully, the idea that this intrepid man was indeed a hero is supported by a list of characteristics that generally indicate a classical hero. In the movie, Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella was introduced to the viewers as an ordinary man, living an ordinary life, in an ordinary town....   [tags: Film Movies Field Dreams Essays] 1074 words
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Dreams and the Talent Show - As she was sleeping peacefully through the night, the girl would always wake up screaming. She would always have the same dream every single night since her fourteenth birthday. She was sick and tired of it and didn’t have an idea of what it meant. For all she wanted was for the dream to go away. The dream would always start with her on center stage in one of the most enormous and beautiful places she had ever seen. She noticed how a single ray of light would shine down upon her face. It was very dark, she couldn’t tell how many people were there but she could hear their screams, apparently they were cheering for her....   [tags: dreams, ] 888 words
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Expanding Perception in Alan Lightman’s Einstein's Dreams - Expanding Perception in Alan Lightman’s Einstein's Dreams To attempt to describe Einstein's Dreams would be like trying to explain magic. For example, imagine that a magician holds a ping-pong ball playfully, transferring it from one hand to the other. The magician invites the audience to examine a red silk kerchief that had been neatly tucked into his jacket's front pocket. He then lays the kerchief flat in his left hand and places the ping-pong ball in that kerchief-covered palm. The magician gathers the four corners of the kerchief together, flings it into the air and lets it fall to the floor....   [tags: Lightman Einstein's Dreams Essays]
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Sleeps and Dreams: Why Do We Sleep and Dream? - In this research paper I will be talking about the Sleeps and dreams topic. It will be segmented into different parts, but I will first describe the basics of the sleeping and dreaming, why it happens and how. After that I will describe the different types of sleep which are REM (Rapid eye movement) and NON-REM. Other topics that will be discussed are the biological clock, consciousness and alerted, how much sleep does the body need, treatments and problems such as insomnia, sleep apnea and narcolepsy....   [tags: dreams, psychology, sleep, ]
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The Importance of Loss in Scott Fitzgerald's Winter Dreams - The Importance of Loss in Scott Fitzgerald's Winter Dreams          In the traditional Romance narrative, there is some desirable object whose consummation is the driving preoccupation of the text's protagonist. The aspiration of the Romantic hero is to capture that elusive object that will, nevertheless, consistently out-strip him. These heroes are intimately acquainted with the pain of the loss and suffer deeply for feeling so acutely. However, loss itself, is essential to the equation and is, in fact, a large portion of what establishes the thing as desirable....   [tags: Fitzgerald Winter Dreams Essays]
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Self-discovery in Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams - Self-discovery in Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams Although, on the surface, Animal Dreams is a book about family conflict, the central theme is about self-discovery. Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver is a story about a family who lived in the town of Grace. The history behind Grace is very vivid and descriptive. The family that becomes the reader's concern, is the Noline family. The family members are Homero Noline and his daughters Cosima and Halimeda. Cosima or Codi, as she is known in the book, comes back to Grace after fourteen years....   [tags: Kingsolver Animal Dreams Essays]
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Story, Winter Dreams - F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Short Story, “Winter Dreams” In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, “Winter Dreams,” ambitious, “desirous” Dexter stands at the threshold between admiring “glittering things” and finding out that the “glittering things” he admires fade away sooner or later. Dexter‘s character throughout this short story, changes in many ways, from being unaware of what he really wanted in life to being aware of what he actually became.      Dexter in the story started off as a very young boy who worked as a caddy at a golf course....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald Winter Dreams] 686 words
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The Power of Dreams - We go to sleep every night and wake up every morning. I’m sure we can all remember having some sort of dream and wondering about it’s meaning. We can’t really explain what went on in our minds but we still search for some meaning. Some times these dreams bring good sensations, and sometimes bad ones. I’ve heard many things about dreams. My friend once told me about a television show she saw. It was about dreams. I immediately became intrigued because they always amazed me. She told me that there are four stages of sleep....   [tags: Expository Essay, Informative Essay]
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The Evolution of Dreams - ... But why do we conclude this to be the most evident. According to Morewedge, it is because “people are less likely to correct the possibility of external influence when ascribing meaning to their dreams than to similar conscious thought, and are therefore more likely to be influenced by their dreams” (241). The chart above illustrates this statement clearly, as the Freudian hypothesis is based on speculation, whereas people who do not consider external influences while dreaming also base their hypotheses on speculation....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Truth Of Dreams - Dreams, what are dreams. For many years I have wondered what dreams are made of. After much thought and deliberation I have stumbled upon three possible answers to this question. First of all, I think it could be a period of total escape from reality and all of the problems that reality brings with it. Second, I believe that dreams provide a time of contemplation of past mistakes and what would have been the outcome if a different choice would have been made. Third, I think dreams may contain the simple answers to difficult problems which the mind overlooked and disregarded as to basic of a solution for such a complex problem.The day is stressful, and through the day one does not always have a time to rest and relax....   [tags: essays research papers] 461 words
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The Science of Dreams - The Science of Dreams A dream is a display, usually visual, that occurs during the night while we sleep in order to deal with and asses the things that we have dealt with during the day. A dream is a remembered residue in the form of creatively assembled visual metaphors(Guiley). In 1900 Sigmund Freud wrote in the The Interpretation of Dreams that dreams are disguised wishes arising from ones unconscious mind. Having been suppressed by the conscious mind, the wishes sneak into the sleeping brain in the form of dreams....   [tags: Papers] 1182 words
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The Lure Of Dreams - The Lure Of Dreams You are sitting on a boat next to two other people. The one to your left looks over to you and informs you that you are naked. Next thing you know, you are standing in the middle of a jungle which resembles the backyard of your uncle's house. Everyone else is naked and they are carrying jello molds. So what does this mean. If it happened while you were awake, you may have some serious problems, but, most likely this scenario, or one like it, would arise in a dream. So what do dreams mean....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Achieving Dreams - “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it”. As the saying goes by William A. Ward. I am sure that you have understood the topic, the topic is, DREAMS. Dreams are nothing but the thoughts and ideas of ones mind. They predict the character of the person. If ones thoughts are good they he/she will see good dreams and if someone’s thoughts are bad they he/she will se bad dreams. From the above line it is clear that dreams are good or bad, intentions of people....   [tags: essays research papers] 468 words
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nations of dreams - I have a dream. These are the infamous words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the day that he voiced his vision of America. It was his dream that was deferred for so many generations that finally exploded in the Civil Rights Movement of the 50’s and 60’s. The beginning of this nation was started as a dream and on dreams it has grown. For without a vision, the people shall parish. Nevertheless, there have been dreams that have fallen to the wayside of other dreams. These dreams may be left behind, but they have not been forgotten....   [tags: essays research papers] 388 words
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Dreams Rem - Dreams are a form of cognitive activity that occur during sleep. Like vivid memories and daytime fantasies, dreams involve visual images in the absence of external visual stimulation. Some dreams are so realistic and well organized that we feel as though they must be real-- that we simply cannot be dreaming this time. Dreaming has always been the subject of controversy. Egyptian papyrus documents dating back to 2000 BC discuss dreams and their interpretations. In ancient Greece the dreamer was believed to be in contact with the gods....   [tags: essays research papers] 723 words
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Psychology of Dreams - Psychology of Dreams To many people, dreams are the thoughts that occur while sleeping, having almost mystic qualities. For millennia the significance of dreams has escaped even the brightest of philosophers and intellectuals. Many people have speculated about why people dream and what meanings the dreams have but in recent times two theories have gained credibility in answering those questions. The first theory is Sigmund Freuds and the other is known as the cognitive theory of dreams also known as biological determinism....   [tags: Dreaming Psychological Freud Essays]
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Dreams in Literature - ... Stage lighting also helps to express Williams’ thoughts. Though the lighting is not conventional, it is more truthful for it. The light on Laura is “a clear pool,” making her appear as a fragile piece of glass, strengthening the ties between her and the unicorn (20). The light of the moon is also very bright, and it tempts the characters into truthfulness. Tom stands in the moonlight for his last monologue, making him more willing, or able, to be honest with himself and the audience. He tells Laura to “blow out [her] candles,” to snuff her hopes for the last time, because there will be no chance for her to fulfill them (97)....   [tags: Comparative, Faulkner, Hurston] 1812 words
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The Origin of Dreams - The Origin of Dreams It is late and you are tired. You slide between the soft sheets and tug on the comforter until it reaches your chin. Your head sinks gratefully into the pillow, the smooth folds of pillowcase caressing your cheek. Your heavy eyelids fall closed. Slowly, all the muscles in your body relax. Your body is comfortable and ready for sleep, but your mind remains active. You think over the day’s events, the funny moments, the people you saw, the things you forgot to do. You think about what you will do tomorrow and the next day and next month and so on....   [tags: Sleep Sleeping Psychology Papers]
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What Dreams Are - What Dreams Are Dreams, we all have them at one time or another, and in one form or another. They can be daydreams, when we're awake, wishing and hoping for something more (bigger and better) than we already have, or the way we hope things should and would be. Next there is the wish, this is when there is a strong desire for a specific thing, a longing for one particular thing. Then there is the nightmare. They are the dreams that are very disturbing, full of fear and horror. They are often a very scary event played out while one is asleep, although we do not know we are asleep....   [tags: Papers] 574 words
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The Role Of Dreams - Are dreams a source of reliable divination. Generations upon generations seem to have thought so. They incubated dreams by travelling afar, by fasting and by engaging in all other manners of self deprivation or intoxication. With the exception of this highly dubious role, dreams do seem to have three important functions: a. To process repressed emotions (wishes, in Freud's speech) and other mental content which was suppressed and stored in the unconscious. b. To order, classify and, generally, to pigeonhole conscious experiences of the day or days preceding the dreaming ("day residues")....   [tags: essays research papers] 2841 words
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Exploring Dreams - Exploring dreams can play a part in evaluating whether the reality of ones life influences their dream. Freud suggests that dreams can “reveal a great deal about the unconscious mind” (476). Also, Freud believes that the bond one makes with their parents can greatly affect the development between childhood and adulthood. In the way that a child is raised or the lifestyle of the parent, one can be affected in a positive or negative way in one’s development. Furthermore, one evaluating what may be happening in their subconscious may also help them figure out the cause of a dream....   [tags: Psychology] 739 words
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A Girl of Dreams - A girl of 14 years, a girl of dreams, a girl of goals, that’s who I am. I’m a person that believes that dreams and goals are what we live for, facing obstructions and handling them are suspension of live, and what we love is the fuel that keeps us moving toward our dreams. For me life is like a path a long one. A path that has splinters and nails, a path that sometimes is so dark that u don’t know where you’re heading to, but at the end of that path there’s a light the light that we’re all heading to....   [tags: biography, ] 684 words
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Shattered Dreams - In a society, everyone has dreams and hopes for their future, but they may not always come true. John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is an insightful story that embodies an important message about human desires. Dreams and hopes will be shattered in the face of reality. The relationships between the two main characters, George and Lennie, as well as the character of Curley’s wife’s, support this them. The message can also be seen through the use of setting and symbols in the text. George and Lennie, like any other migrant workers in the time of this novel, had created their own American dream....   [tags: Literature Review] 685 words
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Candlelight Dreams - My older friend next door once told me that if I shut my eyes and blew on a candle, all of my wishes would come true... I used to believe her and go around the house candle hunting. How my parents must have laughed to see me scrambling around the furniture, picking up the candles around the room , and blowing the little flame out until my cheeks hurt. I made the most outrageous wishes. I wished to own a monkey, a horse, and a dragon; I wished to grow-up and be just like Sailor Moon. And, of course, I wished for a thousand more wishes so I would never run out....   [tags: essays research papers] 848 words
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Dreams and Aspirations - I have a dream… you have a dream… our nation has a dream… our world has a dream. We all have a dream. We all have a dream, but the difference is how we realise our dream, how we obtain our dream, and how our dream changes us. This is evident in our learning of dreams and aspirations through the texts Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keys, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. by Lasse Hallström, and through my own studies of Million Dollar Baby by Clint Eastwood. These three highly acclaimed texts represent the same ideas on dreams and aspirations, which can be defined as hope, desire or the longing for a condition or achievement, but these texts express the same ideas differently, shaping our understanding of dreams and aspirations....   [tags: essays research papers] 1932 words
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Antonio's Dreams - Struggles in Dreams of Reality In the novel, Bless me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, a boy goes through many more experiences than any child in the hot summer days in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. He witnesses the deaths of his close friends and family. This boy expresses his emotions and grief through his dreams, only to wake up with fear and confusion in his mind. Antonio’s life is filled with dreams that foreshadow future incidents, as well as influences Antonio’s beliefs of religion and ideas of innocence....   [tags: Fictional Literature, persuasive essay] 838 words
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Dreams And Dreaming - Dreams and Dreaming “ To write something and leave it behing us, It is but a dream When we awake we know There is not even anyone to read it'; Zen Master Ikkyu WE dream during a state of sleep called REM sleep. It is known that theta rythems sent from the hippocampus, which determine if something is of essential value to the brain, are presesnt during REM sleep. Which supports the idea that dreaming is connected to learning and that dreams are very important to the growing process....   [tags: essays research papers] 457 words
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Dreams Their Analysis - Dreams Their Analysis The assignment is to recall a dream and analyze it from one or two theoretical perspectives we've learned thus far in dream analysis. Dreams have been a vehicle to express emotions, thoughts and feelings. Sometimes they pose questions which have been rooted in our conscious. Dreams are personalized works which we have consciously directed and created in our minds and no one interpretation is right or wrong. Weeks later upon receiving this assignment I had an incredible dream of my mother of which I will never forget....   [tags: essays research papers] 1423 words
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Waking Dreams - Ever have a dream that is just so realistic that you would swear it was real. Once you start to recall it, it seems more like a memory than fantasy. You can remember tiny little details, such as what everyone was wearing and what time of day it was. You can name everyone you came into contact with. Most of all, you remember what you were thinking and how you felt. How would you feel if someone told you that this dream was not a dream at all. That it actually happened. Would you believe them. Would you be surprised....   [tags: Fictional Writing] 1945 words
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Baseball Dreams - Baseball Dreams How many times have young boys said, “When I grow up I want to play pro baseball.” I can not count the number of times I have told people that I want to play in the big leagues. Major League baseball players are my heroes and role models, I remember wanting to go to a major league baseball game to see how the pros did it. When I became 14 years old I finally had my chance to see my first major league ball game. Ever since that day I stepped into the ballpark, I knew that I wanted to become a pro baseball player....   [tags: Papers] 333 words
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Dreams Of A Lifetime - Some people only get to dream about what life might be like if they had accomplished their life goals. Some people dream about what it might not be like. Steven was one of these more fortunate people until...Steven had to overcome more pain during his lifetime then some could imagine. He dreamed of becoming a wealthy, well known business man, with a loving family. He had no clue that it would be so hard to accomplish the few things that mattered the most to him, his dreams.Steven grew up in a family of poverty, heartbreak, and violence....   [tags: essays research papers] 756 words
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Lost Dreams - Lost Dreams Remember as a little child, and all those dreams you had. You did anything to make those dreams come true, only to find out in two minutes everything could change. The dreams were gone, the struggle it took to get there seemed futile, and the life that was once organized was useless. Less than a year ago, I found out what exactly what that meant; all the hard work, the planning, and the dream were gone in two minutes. The sun was bright and sunny that April morning, Florida seemed to always start spring right....   [tags: essays research papers] 1148 words
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Field Of Dreams - Field of Dreams During the late 80’s, Phil Alden Robinson developed a sensational story that revolved around a real life account of a sport tragedy. The viewers were immersed in a touching account of how sport, a social interest, can play a powerful role in human bonding; thus becoming a very spiritual component of life. It in itself has a profound effect on the societies’ spiritual experiences; and just like religion can respectfully be considered a form of spirituality for a modern society, as exemplified in Robinson’s movie ‘Field of Dreams’....   [tags: Movies Film] 1192 words
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Dog Dreams - Dog Dreams For the past five years my dream has been to own a male Saint Bernard pup out of my old Saint Bernards, Samson and Delilah. Patty, the woman that owns my old companions called and informed me that Delilah was pregnant and was expected to deliver within the next week. I knew that my dream was coming true and I would get my pup. That whole week I was on cloud nine all I could think about was this dog. I went ahead and made plans to pick out my new bundle of joy the following Monday after they were born....   [tags: essays research papers] 470 words
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Winter Dreams - In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, “Winter Dreams” Fitzgerald creates a character, Dexter Green, a fourteen year old boy who is confident in his “winter dreams” of extraordinary success, wealth and social status in his “golden future”. Over the course of the story Dexter paved his way to an ambitious future of economic wealth. At fourteen Dexter was described as the best caddie worker in the club, making thirty dollars a month, which for the summer was not able to be me made anywhere else on the lake. Dexter was also a smart boy, who knew how to barter, asking Mr....   [tags: essays research papers] 354 words
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Goals and Dreams - Goals and Dreams I hate to shop. I do not use that word lightly either. I had probably rather clean out my closet than go shopping. My mom always did the shopping around my house while I was growing up. Though, when it came to shopping for clothes and shoes, attendance was required. I have always lived in a small town. It is one of those towns where the local beauty shop is full of gossip and the local restaurant is full of coffee-drinkers and cigarette smoke. My mom, my older brother, my younger sister, and I would load up in the car and drive to the shoe store....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 1377 words
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Dreams and Illusions - Dreams and illusions are not much more then a person’s ultimate fantasy or a person’s ultimate despair. Some may be attainable, and some nay not be attainable. In Flaubert’s “The Legend of St. Hospitator”, we see how the charcters’ dreams and illusions come true, but what is more amazing is how they come true illusions. In the beginning of the story, Flaubert decribes the kingdom from top of the castle and works him self down. This is a clue to the reader for Julian’s destiny....   [tags: essays research papers] 760 words
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The Dying Dreams - Arthur Miller profoundly explores the subject of morality and human values in his two famous plays, Death of a Salesman and All My Sons. Though dealing with a common topic , the works contain major differences that help to make them unique. Death of a Salesman describes the tragedy behind shattered dreams and the effects that they bring on entire families. It focuses greatly on illusions created by individuals and the inability of those individuals to except reality. All My Sons, on the other hand, explores the frightening reality of people's insensitivity and their moral values and the illusions created to cover up the tragic reality....   [tags: essays research papers] 1272 words
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Winter Dreams - Fitzgerald Essay- Prompt 5 Money may be able to buy ones happiness but not necessarily satisfaction in life. Fitzgerald's characters in “Winter Dreams” and Great Gatsby had money, but not satisfaction throughout their life. One can have satisfying materials, do satisfying things, and obtain satisfying qualities. Characters in “Winter Dreams” and Three of the most satisfying materials that a person could own is a home, money, and a car. At least one of these items is essential for a person no matter where they live....   [tags: essays research papers] 1353 words
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To Pursue Dreams - To Pursue Dreams I was born and raised in a rural community in the Appalachian Mountains. Most of the local people work at farms, factories, or mills. Education is not deemed terribly important, since even a high school education is of little practical value. My mom dropped out of high school because she was pregnant, and has been a factory seamstress for fifty years. My father dropped out after 8th grade because his own father ran out on his family, leaving him to have to work. He has been a welder in a steel mill my whole life....   [tags: Graduate Admissions Essays] 877 words
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Struggling Dreams - Several poems attempt to address social and political issues. In several of Langston Hughes’s poems, he expresses sociopolitical protests. He portrayed people whose lives were impacted by racism and sexual conflicts, he wrote about southern violence, Harlem street life, poverty, prejudice, hunger, hopelessness. Hughes’s poem a “Dream Deferred” was published in 1951. The poem speculated about the consequences of white’s society’s withholding of equal opportunity. The title of Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raison in the Sun was taken directly from Hughes’s poem....   [tags: essays research papers] 920 words
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Dreams of Freedom - Many say that the citizens make up the personality of a country and the United States had a distinct group of citizens that made up its personality. United States was one of the few colonies that didn't want status quo and saw to overturn that power. Along with that daring action however, one begin to ask if she was now the stranger in the body of politics. In comparing the film Purple Rose of Cairo and Billy Budd by Herman Melville one can have a concrete reality view of how it was to have a daring dream and how that dream ended up to be in the body of politics....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 865 words
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Hoops and Dreams - Hoops and Dreams Sarah Hughs, Landon Donovan, and Venus Williams, are three of the most recognized athletes in their respective sport. These three athletes are proven champions and have the Olympic medals and championship trophies to prove it. However when one talks about these three athletes their age is rarely the topic of discussion. Each turned professional by their teens, and yet nobody complains about this fact. In leagues such as the NBA and NFL they frown upon high school graduates entering their league....   [tags: Professional Sports College NBA Essays] 1298 words
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Flying Dreams - Flying Dreams To Fly Has Been a Dream On a bright sunny day with the sky as clear as crystal glass, you peer out into the open sky to the land down below. The door opens in front of you the wind rushes into the aircraft. You step out falling freely away as if you were a bird soaring on the winds of time. You peer back to the aircraft for a brief second to see it speeding away. You feel weightless as the wind roars around you. Looking down you suddenly realize that you are falling towards the earth....   [tags: essays papers] 859 words
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Utopian Dreams - Utopian Dreams Throughout the ages, man has come to idealize a word that is most commonly related to ‘heavenly’ or ‘perfect’ without actually picking up the book and realizing for themselves that there is no such thing. A Utopian society could never exist because man is made to want, to desire success. Man is competitive by nature and would never be happy in a society where everyone is equal and there is no chance of advancement. Sir Thomas More dreamt of a land that was much like England but could never surpass time....   [tags: Utopia Perfect World Essays] 1385 words
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Dreams of Millennium - In his 1996 report, Dreams of millennium: a report from a culture on the brink, Mark Kingwell discusses a spectrum of topics some of which touch on the then imminent millennium and some which seem to have very little to do with the subject. He switches from topic to topic seemingly without organization or connection. The book, although relatively lengthy, does not seem to come to any conclusions. Kingwell discusses several issues that he believes will become more problematic in the future and he discusses the millennium, as these problems will shape it....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Creator of Dreams - A knight in shining armor, riding on a shiny white horse with his sword and shield; this is the hero that many children fantasize about. In today’s society, this kind of hero is nearly impractical, but there are many people that can very closely live up to this expectation. A hero today is not just a person that has done something “good;” he does it exceptionally. He does it so well that it may even be referred to as impractical. If it weren’t for a hero named Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse wouldn’t exist....   [tags: Hero] 1335 words
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Superficial Dreams - In reference to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Death Of A Salesman by Arthur Miller the American Dream causes corruption, crime and death, because those who believe in the American Dream feel that America owes them a good life and will do whatever it takes to achieve it. The American Dream has been portrayed throughout the past century as having money, a white picket fence and endless possibilities ahead. When this idea came about, people started believing that they were “owed” this type of life and if they were not served the American Dream on a silver platter, other methods of acquiring it would need to occur....   [tags: Literary Themes] 2463 words
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The Struggle of Dreams Displayed in the Film Field of Dreams - The Struggle of Dreams Displayed in the Film Field of Dreams Chasing a dream is an adventure worth taking a risk. Achieving them is just the very beginning to one's happiness. Childhood is spent mostly daydreaming about the future, however, the question is asked, "Will these dreams come true?" To pursue dreams, one requires hope, patience, and effort if they are to be fulfilled. Bette Davis once said, "To fulfill a dream, to allow to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life....   [tags: Papers] 754 words
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The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud - The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud In the first chapter of Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams the master himself explains to the reader that every dream divulges itself as being a structure of psychological nature. Freud goes on to describe that each dream is meaningful and that some dreams may be designated to a precise point in the activities of the wake mind. Freud also discusses the beliefs of early man, as dreams were connected to demons, gods and mythical deities. Dreams were perceived to be of a supernatural nature in primitive times and dreams were believed to portend the future....   [tags: Psychology, Informative] 322 words
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Speech: Follow Your Dreams - Speech: Follow Your Dreams Opens with Impact: “There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet…” (John F. Kennedy Speech) Clear Preview: Dreams are important for all people. They give us a sense of hope and motivation to achieve after something that we feel would be impossible. Connects with Audience: Dreams is what keeps people going in life; everybody needs dreams to live Clear Thesis Statement: Without dreams, man would never and will never achieve greater heights....   [tags: Papers] 453 words
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Dreams in Social Psychology - ... The key to Hall’s study is the broad range of participants. He had men and women of a variety of ages, ethnic groups, and educational levels participate in his study. This was done in order to be able to generalize his results to all societies. There were 1,399 male participants and 1,418 female participants. The large numbers help validate his study. The participants did not know what the study was trying to find in their dreams. They recorded their dreams either in writing or audio over a period of time that was not mentioned in the article....   [tags: Psychology ]
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