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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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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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The Power of Dreams - Drenched in sweat and jolted to an upright position, a dream has awaken someone in the dead of night. Everyone dreams, whether they remember what they dreamt of or not. A dream is a series of images, thoughts, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep. Daydreaming is another state in which the mind is elsewhere. The only difference is that daydreaming occurs while awake and dreaming happens during a deep sleep. Surprisingly, dreams were first recorded clear back to the ancient days....   [tags: The Meaning of Dreams]
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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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The Power and Purpose of Dreams - The human brain is capable of handling and performing even the most detailed tasks. Although scientists can’t fully and clearly explain what that the definition of dreaming is, observing, testing, and performing different practices, has given experts and scientists enough information to have a general idea of what is going on in the human brain while in this dream state. It is a way to travel into time or into a place that could never exist. Dreams can be a gateway to see your future, to what lies ahead or a way to look back on memories....   [tags: science of dreams]
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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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Influential Traits of the Recurring Dreams - Dreams are interesting, for they have some unique characteristics. One of them is that they are difficult for humans to control with their will. But there is more special type of dream, called ‘Recurring Dream’. “Recurring Dreams are dreams which are experienced repeatedly over a long period.” (Alchin, L, 2012) Recurring dreams are quite common and are often triggered by a certain life situation, transitional phase in life or a problem that keeps coming back again and again. These dreams may recur daily, once a week, or once a month....   [tags: Sleepless Nights, General Dreams]
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Lucid Dreams. What are the possible benefits of lucid dreaming? - Introduction Starting from the ancient times human was always interested in strange phenomenon of sleeping and especially in dreams. Dreams were described in different ways. For instance, dreams were explained psychologically like images of sub consciousness and feedback of neural processes in human’s brain. Spiritually, it was described like messages of god (C.S. Lewis, nd). Remarkable that not only human have ability to see dreams but several species of animals (Wilkerson R. 2003). For example, rat’s sleep is almost same as the human’s they have multiple stages of sleep starting from slow wave sleep to REM stage of sleep (Animals have complex dreams, 2001)....   [tags: Psychology, Dreams] 2860 words
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Steinbeck's Paradox and Dreams - The structure of the american paradox is complex. The dreams set through decades upon decades of generations have consumed the americans way of living. this paradox and dream is what we have come to not just base our entire lives around but build are morals, standards, and expectations for overall existence. “Paradox and Dream “ isn't like Steinbecks normal pieces of literature. Steinbeck's “Paradox and Dreams” is a sarcastic and criticism filled outlook on the self made paradox created by americans and based on their way of living....   [tags: American Paradox and Dreams]
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Dreams and Their Interpretation - “Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.” ― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams "My dream was grey and foggy. It started off at the beach with my 2 year old son and boyfriend. The beach was in a glass box. My son then had an identical twin and they were getting washed away by the water. I yelled for my boyfriend to help me but he refused to help. I finally was able to save my son and the twin from the waves. I Then take my son and walk out of the glass box. I no longer have my son and there is a black spiral staircase....   [tags: Understanding Dreams]
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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-influen...   [tags: dreams]
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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 Destructive Nature of the American Dream in F. Scott Fitgerald’s Winter Dreams - The concept of the American dream has been related to everything from religious freedom to a nice home in the suburbs. It has inspired both deep satisfaction and disillusioned fury. The phrase elicits for most Americans a country where good things can happen. However, for many Americans, the dream is simply unattainable. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Winter Dreams,” Dexter Green, a hardworking young man born into the middle class, becomes wrapped up in his pursuit to obtain wealth and status in his life....   [tags: Literary Analysis of Winter Dreams]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dream and Live with Goals - There have been several inventions that have been created from a simple dream. There have been individuals who have pushed beyond their personal limitations and achieved the unimaginable. These people have seen the importance of setting goals and doing their best to reach those goals. No matter whether they succeed or fail, the attempt will make them feel accomplished. To achieve this accomplished feeling in life, one must set the appropriate goals, dare to dream, and live each day to the fullest....   [tags: Dreams, ] 564 words
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The Evolution of Dreams - You wake up in prison, suddenly attacked by a person you met in class with an imperial bastard sword; you then plunge into neck-high water while abruptly being lectured by a man resembling Neil deGrasse Tyson about how to avoid being stabbed by fellow class-mates; and all you can think about is that you are late for work. Does this sound familiar. Dreams are a universal experience; they can haunt our nights and send us shooting upwards from our sleep, eyes open and arms trembling. However surreal or absurd our dreams may be, we still question “why does it happen”....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Meaningfulness of Dreams - The question whether dreams are meaningful seems very straightforward but the reality is different. Each time someone tackles the topic there are potentially numerous theories applicable in this context, almost as many as the number of unique types of recalled dreams. The bond between sleep and dream is unbreakable but the question concerns mainly dreams and that is the main area that should be properly discussed in this essay. Perhaps the right way to tackle it is to start with the definition of a dream and when particularly it occurs....   [tags: Cognitive, Theories, Phases] 1269 words
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A Study of Dreams - Starting from the ancient times human was always interested in strange phenomena of sleeping and most especially in dreams. Dreams were depicted in different ways. For instance, dreams were explained psychologically like images of sub consciousness and feedback of neural processes in human's brain. Spiritually, it was described like messages of god. Remarkable that not only human have the ability to see dreams but several species of animals (Wilkerson R. 2003). For example, rat's sleep is almost the same as the human's; they have multiple stages of sleep starting from slow wave sleep to REM stage of sleep (Animals have complex dreams, 2001)....   [tags: REM Stages, Critical Thinking]
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The Reality of Dreams - The Reality of Dreams In the novel, Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M Coetzee, the magistrate’s progressive, non-linear dreams are a parallel to his growing involvement with the barbarians and his growing distaste for the empire. The great psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud said, “The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious.” In every dream there is a hidden meaning and when the reader starts analyzing the magistrate’s dreams he reveals that he is oddly attracted to the barbarians and knows he should not get involved and it will be a trial to get close to them....   [tags: Waiting for the Barbarians, J M Coetzee]
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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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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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Dreams and Dreaming - Throughout history, numerous people have studied the human body and its many functions. One area of the body that causes much confusion and controversy is the mind. Many parts of the brain baffle scientists, but a specific aspect of the mind that is fascinating and puzzling is dreams and their functions. It is surprising that an average person dreams for at least six years of their life, but scientists still do not know the role of dreaming (Shaw). Several theories have been presented to provide a reason for dreaming, and attempt to explain what most do not understand....   [tags: Psychology]
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Dreams in Literature - The ability to dream may be uniquely human. These dreams exist with no purpose other than achievement. In many cases, a dream, not an instinct, drives human action. Certainly, dreams are central to the human life. Since one of the main purposes of literature is to reflect on that life, some dream must be included. The achievement of the dream is completely up to the author, and what his/her thoughts are on the achievement of dreams. Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, and Zora Neale Hurston all use certain literary elements to craft their theme of the achievement of dreams, which is viewed and portrayed differently by each: grievously, by Williams; pessimistically, by Faulkner; and with a...   [tags: Comparative, Faulkner, Hurston] 1812 words
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Emotions in Dreams - Introduction Sleep is an essential need for all human beings across all cultures. Throughout history, various religions and societies have tried to interpret what dreams during unconscious sleep really mean. Are they really prophetic messages or windows into a hidden compartment of the mind. And what are our brains doing during sleep. Are our emotions in dreams the same as emotions in a conscious, awake state. Does the brain process the emotion as a real “feeling” or is it just an illusion our brain creates to make the stories of dreams more realistic....   [tags: Sleep, Dreaming, Experiments]
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The Correlation Between Film and Dreams - When you stop to think about it, our ability to understand what goes on in a typical Hollywood film is shocking. Images jump from one to the next with little to no linearity. Perspectives jump around as if a person is spinning and floating around, and music and sounds emanate from nowhere and everywhere at once. The lights dim. Your body shifts about to get comfortable. It’s not bed time however. It’s time for a movie. The strong correlation between our film watching setting, and our dream making setting is too closely tied to be considered mere coincidence....   [tags: Cinematic Elements] 1502 words
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Dreams in A Midsummer Night's Dream - Oprah Winfrey once said, “The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don't know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.” But, what actually is a dream and what do dreams really have to do with one’s everyday life. In essence, a dream is a series of mental images and emotions occurring during slumber. Dreams can also deal with one’s personal aspirations, goals, ambitions, and even one’s emotions, such as love and hardship....   [tags: Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream] 2238 words
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How to Prevent Recurring Dreams - According to a survey, about five to ten percent of adults have nightmares once a month or more frequently (Dr. Phil, 2013). In my case, I experienced dreaming about failing the exam when I was preparing for entering university. These kind of dreams which are repeated with the same patterns are called recurring dreams. Generally, recurring dreams have a tendency to appear in a form of nightmares, and most of the people who experience these dreams are tormented by negative feelings such as fear and anxiety....   [tags: dreaming, nightmare, journal, self-discipline]
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The Great Gatsby - Dreams of Happiness - Happiness symbolises a form of content, a form of satisfaction that can lead to several types of actions. In the Great Gatsby, happiness is portrayed in unusual forms with different characters, however every single character had some form of a Dream in mind. Fitzgerald juxtaposes his influence of T.S Elliot’s use of Valley of the Ashes showing poverty, decay and lost spiritualism with the rich life style of West Egg as he shows the wealth, parties and liveliness in this Egg. The Egg represents the symbol of birth and life, as well as the fragility of society and mainly the fragility of Dreams....   [tags: fitzgerald, literary analysis] 1685 words
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Dreams in the Ancient World - According to dreams in the ancient world persons light is believed to be consists of knowledge. It is believed that there are three worlds for a person one is here in the world; the other is in the other world and, third one in intermediate state which is the state of sleep. The intermediate state helps the person helps the person to see both the states.“On being born hat person assuming his body, becomAes united with all evils: when he departs and dies, he leaves all evil behind”(p125). The intermediate state does not have any roads; no joy’s no happiness’s but himself....   [tags: Dream Interpretation] 2891 words
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The Role of Faith in Field of Dreams - Faith is an important aspect in everybody. It helps us see God, and believe in him. Our faith is always tested when there is a hard theological decision to make or somebody else trying to break your bold with God. The movie Field of Dreams, is a great example of how staying true to your faith can sometimes be hard. In this movie, the main character Ray Kinsella shows his faith in what he believes he should do. In the beginning of the movie Roy hears a voice from the corn saying, “If you build it he will come.” At this point Roy has no idea who is talking to him or what about....   [tags: Faith] 861 words
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Dreams: The Fantasies of Our Sleep - Imagine you have come home from a long night of work. You have not been sleeping well lately, so you practically collapse into the bed. In an instant, the world has changed into a world of wonder and magic. Suddenly, the sky darkens and your worst fears, snakes, spiders, your loved ones being hurt, begin to appear right before you. You bolt upright in your bed and scream. As you calm down, you realize that it was only a nightmare. This phenomenon happens to many people every night. In fact, it is one of the most common occurrences of sleep....   [tags: Informative, Health, Sleep] 1491 words
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Dreams Are Never Out of Reach - DREAMS ARE NEVER OUT OF REACH The unified sound of chants from fans in the audience was echoing throughout the immense gymnasium as amateur Shawn Johnson prepared for her balance beam routine. As the crowd held their breath for every move, she performed with her entire heart. After her incredible dismount, she gave a smile of relief and satisfaction toward her loved ones in the stands. Her score put her over the top and guaranteed her a medal, but she did not expect her results to stand firm....   [tags: Professional Athletes] 851 words
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The Dreary Downside of Dreams - The elusive American Dream is something that people began pursuing before there was even an America. There is something in human nature driving us towards the unknown in order to provide a life for us that is free of strife and hardship. Throughout American history, one can find examples of success through adventure. However, often the stories of failures brought about by pursuing the American Dream are often left untold. While there are many differences between the time periods and characters, A Raisin in the Sun and The Pastures of Heaven demonstrate the perils of becoming too focused on the American Dream (or an aspect of it) and the great tragedy that could ensue as a result of the Ameri...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Dreams in Social Psychology - I chose to research a topic that can relate to anybody: dreams. It is something people are less inclined to think of as socially applicable; rather, they think dreams are personal. Perhaps through further analysis and study, more applications for dreams in social life can be found. Dreams may tell a lot more about how a person functions in society than might be originally thought. In this paper, I will review some of the ways people interact with others in and through dreams. Overall, the articles supported the idea that people use dreams, whether during or after dreaming, to relate how they feel or think about other people....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Informative Speech on Dreams - ... During REM sleep several physiological changes take place. b. Our heart rate and breathing quickens, our blood pressure rises, we are not able to regulate our body temperature as well, and our brain activity increases. c. The rest of our body is paralyzed until we leave REM sleep; which explains why were unable to react, preventing us from acting out our dreams. B. Although dreams can occur in any of the stages of sleep, the most vivid and memorable dreams occur during REM sleep. But why. 1....   [tags: Informative Speeches]
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Freuds Interpretation of Dreams - Many will argue that Freud’s ideas have exerted a profound influence on twentieth –century thought and culture, though his work has come under scrutiny, it has shape the fundamentals of society view on civilization and discontents, dreams, psychoanalysis and the unconscious. For this paper, I will be discussing Freud’s fundamentals of dreams, what dreams represents, how dreams are constructed and its significance while paying close attention to the following areas of dreams, manifest and latent content, condensation and displacement, and censorship and repression....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Thought, Culture]
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Anxiety Dreams: Sigmund Freud - ... Peter says he has complete faith in my fidelity. Yet he dreamt I was disloyal to him and our relationship. Peter and I have been together for five years and plan to move in together in the next few months. Things between us are getting even more serious, but Peter is pulling away from me, not talking as much as he used to. The dream may represent Peter’s wish to break up so that he does not have to take the next step in our relationship and deal with this uncertainty. He also does not feel like he can do the breaking up and so the dream allows his wish to be fulfilled without him having to do anything: I am the one who cheats, giving him a good excuse....   [tags: unconscious thoughts, worries, fears]
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Shakespeare's Use of Dreams - Sometimes people dream of worlds where preposterous and implausible events occur, especially when they desire impossible wishes. Janos Arany supports the idea that “in dreams and in love, there are no impossibilities.” In many of Shakespeare’s plays, he presents limitless imagination and possibility for what might occur next. In particular, within A Midsummer Night’s Dream, he uses dreams as a chief factor and enables seemingly impossible events occur between pairs of lovers. Labeled as a dream in the title, the unusual and unrealistic events that happen to Helena and Demetrius in the development of their relationship reveal the endless possibilities of love....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 731 words
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Dreams and Memory Consolidation - Sleep is an extremely interesting phenomenon in which the mind almost completely departs from the usual realm of consciousness. It is distinguished from quiet wakefulness and a decreased ability to react to stimuli where we become less aware of our surroundings. However, it is more easily reversed than being in hibernation or a coma. It is a function that has been extensively researched by many. After all, we would not have evolved a mechanism that forces us to spend one-third of our lives sleeping unless sleep did us some good....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Dreams of Home Ownership - From the beginning of our existence, we as people are taught that life is about the pursuit of happiness, (go to school and graduate from college with a great career, fall in love, get married, buy a house, raise a family, and live happily ever after). This is considered to be the American Dream. On the road to happiness, the average American dream can turn into a nightmare when it comes to buying a home, whether you are a first time home buyer or venturing into buying your second or third home, purchasing a home can be a challenge....   [tags: Housing] 725 words
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Island of Vivid Dreams - I was on a cruise to Alaska for a glorious seven days filled with fun when suddenly the ship hit an iceberg and the ship began to sink. There were people screaming and trying to save their belongings as well as figure out how to get to safety. Several people were about to get to lifeboats and just as I began to try to get to one of them, I spotted this island way off in a distance. I grabbed all of my belongings that I could salvage. I then began swimming to the island. Once I arrived on the island, which I named “Island of Vivid Dreams”....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1229 words
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Dreams That Never Come - “If you work hard and play by the rules you should be given a chance to go as far as your God-given ability will take you.” President Bill Clinton coined this phrase as he declared the role of the American dream is purposed for all and can be obtain by someone's own efforts (Schudson 566). This is easier said then done. The American dream has long been prescribed into the heart and defines what it means to be an American. Almost like an addictive drug, the pursuit of the dream fuels the desires of natives and foreigners alike to go after a life styles that is just out of their reach....   [tags: Immigration ]
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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 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 hav...   [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 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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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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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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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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Roman Dreams - Looking for water, food, some history and whole lot of new and exciting experiences, look no farther than Rome, Italy. Most people have dreams and wishes about things they want to do in their lifetime, things they want to have, people they want to meet, or places they want to go. When it comes to places that someone wants to go, it may be as simple as going to a different state than the one they grew up in or it may as far as across the country. The modern world today has so many options of places to go no matter what a person’s interests are....   [tags: Italy, traveling, attractions, vacations, food]
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Science Behind Dreams - Did you ever wonder why you dream. Or if your dreams mean anything. Dreams can tell you many things. Dreams are a mental activity associated with rapid-eye movement or REM period of sleep. REM is in sleep, which the eyeballs dart back and forth under closed eyelids. When awakened from REM sleep, people frequently report they had just been dreaming.(Lemonick) They are made up of visual images, scenes or thought expressed in terms of seeing rather than in those of the other senses or in words. During dreams the blood pressure and heart rate increases, and breathing is quickened, but the body is still immobile....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Dreams Are Powerful Things in Literature Works - “What happens to a dream deferred?” This provocative question is posed by Langston Hughes in his poem, A Dream Deferred. The preceding quote was the basis for the profound play, A Raisin in the Sun, written by Lorraine Hansberry. In the play, there are many themes, all of which are important. However, none is so essential, and often as passed over, as dreams. Especially during the era in which the piece was written, for a black man to pursue a dream was signing his name to hardship and ridicule....   [tags: informative essay]
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Leonardo Dreams of Hid Flying Machine - Charles Alan Sylvestri’s poem “Leonardo dreams of hid flying machine” is a dramatic story of hope and optimism that takes the listener on a great adventure into the great unknown. Leonardo functions as the agonist of the poem who is “tormented” by his need to fly and touch the sky. Finally, after much planning and determination Leonardo takes a great leap of faith with his flying machine and his dreams of flight are consummated. In order to fully encapsulate Leonardo’s conquest of the almighty heavens it would only be fitting to have the text set to a full orchestra accompanied by a SATB choir....   [tags: Charles Alan Sylvestri, Poetic Analysis] 889 words
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Our Dreams Give Us Hope - Since the start of the world, Man has been searching for the meaning of life. He has looked everywhere but often failed to find it. The reason to live is to savor life and to live one filled with joy. This is another problem Man has often faced: how to be happy. Most of us think that we are happy when everyone else is proud of us, when we have achieved something for them or done something for the rest of the world. We strive to accomplish what others expect us to do, whether it is our parents, our friends, or even our teachers....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 1167 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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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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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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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 underst...   [tags: essays research papers] 1932 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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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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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: Example Personal Narratives] 1377 words
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