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Bizarre Elements of Dreams

- Bizarre Elements of Dreams In this Experiment, eighty-eight subjects were asked to individually recall and transcribe dreams and daydreams over a one-week period. It was also requested that they note anything prominent that had happened to them over that week. Results worksheets were the filled out and data was handed in for analysis. The hypothesis was to test Hobson & McCartley's activation-synthesis hypothesis that dreams would have more bizarreness than other waking narratives, Our results, however, failed to support this, instead showing a higher significance of bizarreness when daydreaming, and supporting the findings of Reinsel, Antrobus & Wollman....   [tags: Papers]

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Dreams in Invisible Man

-   There are many types of dreams and many interpretations of those dreams. Dreams of power... of glory... of the past and the present... but none are as vivid as those that are found in Ralph Ellison's novel, Invisible Man. The dreams start occurring in the very beginning of Invisible Man. In the infamous "Reefer Dream", IM talks about a dream he had after he used narcotics. In this bizarre dream, IM hears a speech on "the blackness of black", is assaulted by the son of a former slave, and is run over by a speeding machine....   [tags: Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man]

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Psychology: Dreams And Dreaming

- Psychology: Dreams and Dreaming Dreams, a nightly gift and a part of the natural process of being alive, are being rediscovered by our publisher. The meaning and value of your dreams will vary according to what you and your society decide. Our society is changing. We used to only value dreams in the context of psychotherapy. There are also a few assumptions about dreams. One is that you are always the final authority on what the dream means. Others can offer insight, suggestions and techniques for exploration and expression, but no one knows what the final meaning and value of the dreams will be for you, except you....   [tags: essays research papers]

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I Sell My Dreams

- Gabriel Marquez's poem "I Sell My Dreams" is a poem that demonstrates the fulfillment and security that individuals attain through a belief; the belief in question being that of superstition. A belief in superstition helps comfort a person when in a decision. Through setting, characters, diction and syntax, Marquez develops this theme while simultaneously creating a most suitable ironic tone. Time wise there are two distinct areas, the war and post war eras. During the war, Frau stayed with a Viennese family who appeared quite superstitious; not too uncommon for a family in the war whose life could depend on weather they went out that day....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Making Dreams Come True

- Making Dreams Come True “What do you want to be when you grow up,” asked the second grade teacher. Little boys and girls raised their hands with enthusiasm and responded with, “ballerina, football player, princess, race car driver” as the teacher wrote the dreams on the board. One little girl in the middle of the room had different dreams: she said, “I want to be a teacher when I grow up!” I was that little girl. When I was eight years old, I realized what I wanted to do for the rest of my life....   [tags: Teaching Education Careers Teachers Essays]

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Dreams Do Come True

- Dreams Do Come True Dreams do come true. Everyone in their life has a dream or two or three. Finding the way to achieve your dreams, goals, and aspirations is an epic journey on its own. It takes discipline, determination, and self -exploration. This is the tale of the journey I am still currently on. As a child I always wanted to be in the spotlight. I was always the ham in family pictures, the one who had to excel past my brother, and be in the know of everything. When I was about twelve years old, I realized that entertaining people was what I was all about....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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What Dreams May Come

- What Dreams May Come The movie What Dreams May Come gives a rather positive view on the afterlife. I think most of the ideas and views shown in the film are related to many of society's main beliefs pertaining to death and the afterlife, but the views are left broad enough so they can relate to any specific religion. Personally, I have no concrete belief concerning the afterlife, or whether or not if there even is life after death, but I can see why many people would agree with many of the films perspectives....   [tags: Film Movies Review Life After Death Essays]

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Climbing Rocks and Dreams

- I am the bravest guy I know. I don't mean to brag, but that's just the way it is. Granted, I'm not great pals with any prisoners of war or any cowboys, but I am a climber, and climbers are hardcore. By sheer will, climbers scale overhanging rock faces, risk life and limb in the pursuit of the summit, and just generally go all out all the time. Aside from being able to handle the risk, climbers latch onto the sharpest and most painful handholds for the simplest reward of having climbed a particular rock wall....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay]

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Dreams Can Come True

- Dreams Can Come True “I think my passion for [flying] started when I was in high school”, Gary Chambers told me as I sat down in his beautiful home in the hills of Serrano, a very upscale, gated community in El Dorado Hills, California. He was wearing a tropical shirt and bahama shorts with a pair of Teva sandals on his feet. He offered me a soda and then sat down across from me. We were sitting in matching black leather love seats with a tan and gray granite coffee table separating us. Despite the fact that he agreed to the interview and seemed eager to talk to me, he seemed uncomfortable during our conversation....   [tags: 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]

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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]

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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]

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Interpreting Dreams

- Most of us have experienced a dream, be it a nightmare or a pleasant walk in a forest. It was frequently believed that dreams encompass a coded message that might be expressing our hidden wishes, things that happened in the past or even predict the future. In the past, there have been many attempts to unravel the secret hidden behind the dreams and so far the world came up with three main theories of interpreting the dreams (Freudian, Jungian and Cognitive)(Wade, Travis 1998). In this essay I will attempt to analyze my dream by using each of the theories mentioned above, then compare the outcomes as well as their possible connections to my life and in the end determine, which one of these...   [tags: Freudian, Jungian and Cognitive]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Big Dreams

- "And here we are today." concluded Sadique as he sat with Amit sipping tea. The two had been college buddies and had been through thick and thin together. After college, Sadique got placed in his dream company i.e. L&T Switchgear. He had got a job in his core field of Electrical Engineering. Amit, not as bright as Sadique, had to settle for a job in the software industry. Clearly, this was not what he had wanted. Still, both of them set out to make their careers with big dreams to chase. Frankfurt For the first six months, Sadique Khan worked as a production engineer in the Switchgear division of L&T at Faridabad....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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Dreams and Dream Deffered by Langston Hughes

- “Dreams Deferred” and “Dreams” In the poems “Dreams Deferred” and “Dreams” by Langston Hughes the author talks about how important dreams are. The author uses many different types of figurative languages such as similes and metaphors and shows how they are alike and different in many ways. In the poem “Dreams” the author writes “Hold fast to your dreams/for if dreams die ”(Hughes 1-2 poem 1). The theme of this poem is to try to achieve your dreams and not let them die ....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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Characters Dreams Deferred in Raisin In The Sun

- Although Mama, Ruth, Beneatha and Walter all live in the same house, there dreams are all different. All the characters want to for fill there dream but, what happens if these dream are deferred. Mama is the head of the house. She dreams that her family will be happy and that her children have the best life they can have. She does what ever she can to make her children’s dreams come true. Ruth is Walter's wife. Her dream is to have a happy family but she also wants to be wealthy. Beneatha is Mama’s daughter....   [tags: Lorraine Hansberry]

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Controlling Your Dreams

- Buzz. Click. This is what starts off my day as well as millions of other Americans. Sleep is essential to human growth and life. During sleep we dream, which is a way for our mind to set itself apart from the body and do whatever it desires. Dreaming is very complex and therefore hard to interpret since some can be controlled or linked to our feelings from a particular day. We have all awakened in the middle of the night sweating and terrified of what just went on in our head, this is commonly known as a nightmare....   [tags: Informative]

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Walter Lee's Dreams in A Raisin in The Sun

- Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun is a play about segregation, triumph, and coping with personal tragedy. Set in Southside Chicago, A Raisin in the Sun focuses on the individual dreams of the Younger family and their personal achievement. The Younger's are an African American family besieged by poverty, personal desires, and the ultimate struggle against the hateful ugliness of racism. Lena Younger, Mama, is the protagonist of the story and the eldest Younger. She dreams of many freedoms, freedom to garden, freedom to raise a societal-viewed equal family, and freedom to live liberated of segregation....   [tags: Lorraine Hansberry]

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Dreams and Ambitions in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

- Dreams and Ambitions in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley One aspect the novel Frankenstein written by Mary shelly is how dreams and ambitions can sometimes result in disappointment or even tragedy. I will show this by analysing the main characters of the story ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Victor Frankenstein is the protagonist of the story. Victor was created to show the reader the effects of prejudice. From the start Victor was shown to be selfish, this was shown by the predominance of the personal pronoun on page 56 and throughout the first part of the novel....   [tags: Papers]

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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun - Dreams

- A Raisin in the Sun - Dreams Dreams The play A Raisin in the Sun demonstrates the hardships and successes of the members of a black family living in the south side of Chicago during the 50’s. For the Youngers, dreams are life. They are what bring the family together and pull it apart throughout the play. Each member of the family has a particular dream, and each of those dreams is like a wall being built between its owner and various other members of the family. Everyone’s dream straddles the line between selfishness and goodness for the family; however, some, like Walter’s, seem to be pulled more by the gravity of selfishness....   [tags: English Literature]

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Dreams in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

- Dreams in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck A dream can be described as an ambition or the aspiration to reach a goal in life. In the novel "Of Mice and Men" John Steinbeck creates characters to have an optimistic dream. These dreams are ones which they would all like to make a reality. They all have a longing and desire to fulfil their dreams. For example, Lennie and George are both working to get their own land. George and Lennie represent many who have this dream for their future....   [tags: Papers]

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Dreams may not always come true

- “Dreams may not always come true, but they make life worthwhile.” Dreams are a part of everybody’s life, this term dream is widely used to express mental images of something we may want, or something we whish we where. Dreams usually are seen as false, or just a child’s thing however this is seen mainly as the dreams conflict with reality. Many films of the post-modernism era can be seen that you would have the stereotypical way of someone wishing for something and it comes true. Even so Dreams are worthwhile and this will be shown below: In the book looking for Alibrandi we see a typical year 12, student whom has never seen her father in her life and has always had the life long dream of...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dreams, Pride, and Loyalty: A Raisin in the Sun

- In Chicago, in the 1950’s, black families were confronted with many challenges, faced much racial prejudice, were typically poor, working-class families, and were not wanted in white communities. In A Raisin in the Sun, the Younger Family is different, they are poor, but they are able to overcome that fact and fulfill their dreams, despite the prejudice that comes with them. Because the Youngers have a strong sense of pride and loyalty their dreams are achieved by prevailing over their challenges and staying together through the end....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Interpretation of Dreams: Freud Vs. Jung

- Interpretation of Dreams: Freud Vs. Jung Works Cited Not Included Many philosophers, psychiatrists, and doctors have tried to explain the role of the unconscious, mostly through interpreting dreams; two who lead the way in the field of dream interpretation were Sigmund Freud and his most famous pupil, Carl Jung. By reviewing these men's views we can come to a better understanding of the role of the unconscious. Both Freud and Jung believe in the existence of a conscious and unconscious mind. To better understand the difference between the two psychologists often use the analogy of an iceberg....   [tags: Philosophy Psychology Freud Essays]

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Essay on Dreams and Escape in The Glass Menagerie

- Dreams and Escape in The Glass Menagerie       The dream of escape is the focal point in the play, The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams. Although each character wants to escape from a different reality, they all feel the need to get away. The father is the most successful in his escape - he leaves the family and doesn't look back. Laura, Amanda, Tom, and Jim, are not as fortunate, they seem to be stuck throughout the play. Jim seems to be the only one with a real chance at breaking away from his reality....   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays]

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The Significance of Dreams in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

- The Significance of Dreams in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men Works Cited Not Included The term "American Dream" became popular in the 17th century when the first settlers arrived in America....   [tags: Papers]

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Unfulfilled Dreams Exposed in Hughes' Harlem

- Unfulfilled Dreams Exposed in Hughes's Harlem       Most of us have dreams that we one day hope to fulfill. They could be little dreams that will take little time and effort to accomplish, or they could be big dreams that will take more time and energy to fulfill. Nevertheless, "whether one's dream is as mundane as hitting the numbers or as noble as hoping to see one's children reared properly," each dream is equally important to the person who has it (Bizot 904). Each dream is also equally painful when it is taken away; or if we never have the opportunity to make the dream a reality....   [tags: Hughes Harlem Essays]

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The Importance of Dreams in Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck

- The Importance of Dreams in Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck 'OK. Some day - we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs and…' This is the dream of George and Lennie and the many other Americans sharing the same life style. In John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men'it would seem the characters lives depend on them still believing in their dreams and that they will come true. In this essay I will describe the dreams that the different characters possess and how they effect their beliefs and their day to day lives....   [tags: Papers]

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Futile Dreams of Escape in The Glass Menagerie

- Futile Dreams of Escape in The Glass Menagerie          "I have always been more interested in creating a character that contains something crippled. I think nearly all of us have some kind of defect, anyway, and I suppose I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge on hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person" (Rasky 134). This statement of Tennessee Williams supports the idea that he incorporates something crippled into all his major characters.  In his play, The Glass Menagerie, Williams portrays a crippling mother and child relationship....   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays]

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Dreams Impossible: Hope in Of Mice and Men

- Hope-an illusion. Hope-something to be seen but never achieved. Hope-something to look forward to, never a reality. Reality comes from action, not wishes. Hope-a thing with feathers, flighty, beautiful, unreal. In both “Hope is the thing with feathers”, by Emily Dickinson, and Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, hope is portrayed as keeping up one’s spirit, and welcome when times are grueling, and sounding promising but not always making sense. Curley’s wife dreams of being a movie star, and this keeps her married, if unhappily, to Curley, but her dream is actually a delusion, and while promising much, never actually delivers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood

- Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood Fatima Mernissi’s Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood is a book, which gives the reader an insight on the limited effects of women’s individual resistance to the institution of the harem. This idea is reinforced throughout the book. The reoccurring theme of the women’s struggle for equal treatment and how that struggle was viewed, allows the reader to see the unequal and unfair treatment of women in the harem. What is a Harem. First, there must be made, a clear distinction between the harems in this book....   [tags: Fatima Mernissi Herim Essays]

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Dreams in The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald

- A dream is an intangible paradise. In the heavenly world of a dream, all hopes are within reach, and time knows no defined direction. To dream is to believe in the existence of the limitless realm. To dream is to be consumed by the passion and beauty of life, for although a dream may never become a reality, the true substance of a dream is its place in the heart. Jay Gatsby is a dreamer. He believes that the future can return him to his past and to his love, Daisy. Time blocks Gatsby’s dream, for Daisy has made Gatsby a mere memory by marrying Tom Buchanan....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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Dreams: Nightmares The Myths & Facts About It!

- When we go to bed at night we close our eyes and hope we have a great dream. What happens when the dream is not so pleasant. Instead you have a horrible dream called a nightmare. Nightmares can be very disturbing. When it comes to the human mind, it is hard for us to know why it acts a certain way, but we can always try to learn. Everyone has had a nightmare one time or another maybe when they were a child or even as an adult. But what happens when the nightmares are constant....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Great Gatsby: The Demise of Two Dreams

- While there are numerous themes throughout the text of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the most prominent is that of the American Dream. The American Dream is the idea that any person, no matter what he or she is, or from where he or she has come, can become successful in life by his or her hard work; it is the idea that a self-sufficient person, an entrepreneur, can be a success. In this novel, however, it is the quest for this ‘dream’ (along with the pursuit of a romantic dream) that causes the ultimate downfall of Jay Gatsby....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Graduation Speech: We Are the Dreamers of Dreams

- Though our state isn't known for its cold winters, the winter of my junior year seemed to be the most frigid of my life. Every morning I would trudge through mud puddles on my way to the distant portable toliet that received no announcements and was supplied with absolutely no heat. We were all assured that this was an underhanded scheme of Mr. Rives to keep us all awake in the morning. It got so bad that in a show of rage each student came to class with a blanket and sad face the day Mr. Rives was to be observed by administration....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Rose's Journey Upon the Ship of Dreams

- Rose’s Journey Upon the Ship of Dreams My journey started when I saw a report on the television. The report was about a picture which the ocean archaeologist’s found. The picture was of me, not now a course but when I was a young teenager. Titanic researchers with the ocean archaeologists were looking for a ruby which was worn by someone on the titanic, they’d been looking for 20 years but now they’d come across a picture of a lady wearing it around her neck. They had found the picture miles under the ocean, they were showing there founding’s on TV....   [tags: Creative Writing Titanic History Essays]

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Graduation Speech: Follow Your Dreams

- Good evening. I would like to begin my speech with a story by Gary Barnes that contains the same message that I want to speak about tonight. Once upon a time, there was a large mountainside, where an eagle's nest rested. The eagle's nest contained four large eagle eggs. One day an earthquake rocked the mountain causing one of the eggs to roll down the mountain to a chicken farm, located in the valley below. The chickens knew that they must protect and care for the eagle's egg, so an old hen volunteered to nurture and raise the large egg....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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The Role of Dreams in Genesis, Song of Songs, and The Oresteia

- The Role of Dreams in Genesis, Song of Songs, and The Oresteia When describing the role of dreams in ancient texts, Freud wrote, “They took it for granted that dreams were related to the world of the supernatural beings in whom they believed, and that they brought inspirations from the gods and demons.  Moreover, it appeared to them that dreams must serve a special purpose in respect of the dreamer; that, as a rule, they predicted the future.”   He goes on to explain the findings of a fellow psychiatrist, Gruppe, who believed that there are two classes of dreams in ancient texts.  The first class is influenced only by the present or past and does not play a largely significant role in the...   [tags: Aeschylus Oresteia]

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Comparing Dreams in Of Mice and Men and A Raisin in the Sun

- Of Mice and Men and A Raisin in the Sun Dreams Make What Life Is In the novels Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and the novel Out of the dust by Karen Hesse, dreams are viewed in different perspectives. John Stenbeck is telling you to strive for your goals and to work towards them because your dreams can get deferred and destroyed. When the opinion of Hansberry is implying that dreams can come true if you try hard, even if you're going through tough times....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Importance of Dreams in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

- The Importance of Dreams in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller There is a wide range of dreams throughout the play. Every Character is living a dream and these dreams are what affect and change how the play flows. The main dream is the great capitalist American Dream, The dreams dramatically affect relationships, jobs and even threatens lives, and these dreams are usually unachievable so are never going to be reached. This however doesn't ever stop the Loman's from dreaming and eventually at the end of the play it gets the better of them....   [tags: Papers]

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Attempting to Explain the Origing of Dreams through Theories

- Attempting to Explain the Origing of Dreams through Theories Theories attempting to explain the origin of dreams range from providing stimulation for the development of the brain to enhancing storage and reorganization. Contrary to popular belief, dreaming is not caused by eating certain foods before bedtime, nor by environmental stimuli during sleeping. Dreaming is caused by internal biological processes. Now, as in the past, the most significant controversy centers on the question of whether dreams have intentional or actual personal meaning....   [tags: Papers]

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What is the role of dreams in John Steinbeck’s novella

- What is the role of dreams in John Steinbeck’s novella ‘Of Mice and Men’ In John Steinbeck’s novella, ‘Of Mice and Men,’ the role of dreams plays a very important part. The book was written during the ‘Great Depression,’ which occurred just after the well known ‘Wall Street Crash.’ The book Of Mice and Men was set in the depression of the 1930’s in California in a place called Soledad. Men travelled around looking for any work they could find, they had to leave families and their homes just to make money....   [tags: English Literature]

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Comparing Freud's Explanation of Dreams and Davidson's Theory of Action

- Comparing Freud's Explanation of Dreams and Davidson's Theory of Action In The Interpretation of Dreams (henceforth ID) Freud claims that "the dream is a wish-fulfilment" (der Traum ist eine Wunscherfüllung) - an assertion which constitutes not only the title of one of the central chapters of the book, but also one of its main theses. But what exactly does defining the dream as the fulfilment of a wish imply. What relation do dreams bear to desires. And how can a wish be fulfilled in (or through) a dream....   [tags: Papers]

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Crumbling Dreams in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

- Crumbling Dreams in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman is a play best summed up in its title, it is just that, the death of a salesman. This death is not necessarily the physical end to a human life, but the crumbling end to the dreams of Willie Loman, the play's main character. The three main parts to Willie's world are his job, his family, and his image as seen by the rest of the world. Although these parts are interwoven and interrelated, they are best divided and given separate analysis....   [tags: Death Salesman essays]

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Visions and Dreams in James Welch’s Fools Crow

- Visions and Dreams in James Welch’s Fools Crow In the novel Fools Crow, by James Welch, several characters have visions and dreams. The dreams are so realistic that they are a vision of what's to come in the future. A lot of the visions and dreams become a message or some type of warning to the people so that they are aware of thing that are going to happen. Many of these dreams that the characters have affect them positively or in a disastrous way leading to misfortune. The first dream is a dream that White-Man's Dog known as "Fools Crow," has while he is on the first raid against the Crows....   [tags: James Welch Fools Crow Essays]

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George Orr's Torture by His Dreams in The Lathe of Heaven

- George Orr's Torture by His Dreams in The Lathe of Heaven George Orr is tortured by his dreams because sometimes they come true. The world he wakes up to has changed into the world that he dreamed, sometimes radically, sometimes violently. As a teenager he dreams the death of his aunt and he awakens to finds that she was killed in a car accident six weeks before. He is horrified, and attempts to control his dreaming, but over the years some of his dreams and nightmares come true. Finally by the time he is thirty ( in the year 2002) he is becoming psychotic and he contemplates suicide but then turns to pep pills to stay awake to prevent dreaming....   [tags: The Lathe of Heaven Ursula K. Le Guin Essays]

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Dreams Deferred in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun

-      Lorraine Hansberry, the author of A Raisin in the Sun, supports the theme of her play from a montage of, A Dream Deferred, by Langston Hughes. Hughes asks, “What happens to a dream deferred?” He suggests many alternatives to answering the question. That it might “dry up like a raisin in the sun,” or “fester like a sore.” Yet the play maybe more closely related to Hughes final question of the poem, “Or does it explode?” The play is full of bombs that are explosions of emotion set off by the frustration of the Younger family, who are unable to grasp the possible reality of their dreams....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun Essays]

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Dreams in Young Goodman Brown and in the Life of Its Author

- Dreams in “Young Goodman Brown” and in the Life of Its Author     The entire allegory of “Young Goodman Brown” is incoroporated into a dream, depending on the reader’s interpretation of the Hawthorne tale. In his own life Hawthorne had dreams and made personal use of them.   In 1847 Edgar Allan Poe, reviewing Hawthorne’s tales in “Tale-Writing: A Review” for Godey's Lady's Book, has this to say about his dreamy approach to writing:   Now, my own opinion of him is, that although his walk is limited and he is fairly to be charged with mannerism, treating all subjects in a similar tone of dreamy innuendo [italics mine], yet in this walk he evinces extraordinary genius, having no riv...   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB]

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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun – Seeking Dreams

- A Raisin in the Sun – Seeking Dreams In the fifties, many young couples sought to fulfill the American Dream: owning a home in the suburbs. While many families were able to save money easily and successfully fulfill their dreams, others were not so fortunate. The play "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry chronicles the story of an African American family as they seek their dreams and the trials they face in doing so. Adding deeper meaning to the play is the contrast between the apartment in which they currently live and their dream home: one representing oppression and the other freedom....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays]

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College Admissions Essay: A Person is Nothing Without Dreams

- A Person is Nothing Without Dreams My inspiration to succeed has always come from within. As a child, I had the vision of becoming a star and a role model for the next generation. I applied to Harvard because I believe it will help me fulfill those dreams. I am a person who is driven to achieve, and help others. The adversity of living in a small town, the frustration of being different, of looking to rise above and realize my own autonomy has helped me grow. The next step in my growth is Harvard....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Sleep, Dreams, and Our Mental and Physical Processes

- Sleep, Dreams, and Our Mental and Physical Processes Scientists have been researching and conducting studies to discover the true meaning of sleep and dreams. Scientists have developed a few theories on whether we sleep and dream to build up our mental or physical energy. According to the author of an article in Encarta Encyclopedia, Siegel defined sleep as the "natural state of rest characterized by reduced body movement and decreased awareness of surroundings" (Siegel). In an article on MSNBC Interactive, scientists believe in the physical aspects such that energy is lost throughout the day, so sleep is a time to build or restore that energy back up for the next day....   [tags: Research Sleeping Essays]

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Essay on The Value of Dreams in Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

- Young Goodman Brown: The Value of Dreams Young Goodman Brown The Birthmark Nathaniel Hawthorne's stories "Young Goodman Brown" and "The Birthmark" both make use of dreams to affect the story and reveal the central characters. With each story, the dreams presented are extremely beneficial to the development of the story as they give the reader a new view of the plot itself, or the characters within. At the same time, however, it becomes difficult to determine how much of the dream has been affected by the character, and how much is pure fantasy....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB]

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A Raisin in the Sun Essay: Importance of Deferred Dreams

- Importance of Deferred Dreams in A Raisin in the Sun      A dream is a hope, a wish, and an aspiration. Young people have dreams about what they want to be when they grow up. Parents have dreams for their children's future. Not all of these dreams come true at the desired moment - these dreams are postponed or "deferred". A deferred dream is put on the "back burner of life"(Jemie 219), and it matures to its full potential, and is waiting when you are "ready to pursue it"(Jemie 219). It is assumed that the deferred event, though later than hoped for, will eventually come true....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays]

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In What Ways Do You Think That The Dreams Of The Characters Are

- In What Ways Do You Think That The Dreams Of The Characters Are Different From Reality And To What Extent Will They Be Fulfilled. The American Dream can be defined as the idea that America is the land of opportunity for everyone who is willing to work hard and persevere. It was seen as the land of freedom where everyone has a chance of "pursuit of happiness." The USA was seen as a place of equal opportunities for anyone, one of the reasons being that there was no class system like there were in Britain....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Thin Line between Dreams and Reality in The Great Gatsby

- The Thin Line between Dreams and Reality in The Great Gatsby Differentiating between reality and dreams can be difficult in a world of wealth, lies, and alcoholism. The characters of The Great Gatsby seem to live the lives of Greek gods, believing that they are immortal and immune to the perils of common people. They party all day and all night, dressed in evening wear (as opposed to a work suit) sipping on expensive liquors. They have no sense of the lives led on the other side of town (or down Mt....   [tags: Papers]

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Dreams and Success in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

- Dreams and Success in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman       In Arthur Miller's play, Death of a Salesman, Miller probes the dream of Willy Lowman while making a statement about the dreams of American society. This essay will explore how each character of the play contributes to Willy's dream, success, and failure.             Willy is the aging salesman whose imagination is much larger than his sales ability. Willy's wife, Linda, stands by her husband even in his absence of realism. Biff and Happy follow in their father's fallacy of life....   [tags: Death Salesman essays Arthur Miller]

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The Theme of Dreams in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

- The Theme of Dreams in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men Throughout John Steinbeck's, 'Of Mice and Men,' dreams of marginalized characters are explored and developed. They dream to be accepted; have a better way of life - but something always seems to get in the way of these dream; they fail as soon as things seem to become possible. The book was based and written during a time in which many farmers went into heavy debt due to a recession and the Wall Street Crash. The living standards for migrant workers were low due to lack of work; heavy farming took place which caused soil to erode....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing the Messages of Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees

- Political and Social Messages of Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees     Perhaps The Poisonwood Bible is Barbara Kingsolver's best work. It was while reading this book (which centers around The Congo and what the western world has done to this country) that I began to make the connection that all of Kingsolver's books contain a political and social message. She uses her stance as an author to illuminate her readers to situations and issues that she feels are important. Kingsolver's voice can be heard in Animal Dreams when the main character, Codi talks about what happened to her sister, Hallie in Nicaragua, and how unaware Americans were to what was happening in that country....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing the Passion and Dreams in A Raisin in the Sun and The Grapes of Wrath

- The Fruits of Passion and Dreams in A Raisin in the Sun and The Grapes of Wrath                   Passion. Passion is what both Lorraine Hansberry and John Steinbeck have in common. Their two major works, A Raisin in the Sun and The Grapes of Wrath, respectively, focus on the human struggle, love and dreams, which in turn are symbolized through the ideas of matriarchal images, prodigal sons and daughters and nature as an icon of dreams. In both these works, the mothers play the most important role in the development of the plot....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Sleep, Dreams and REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

- Sleep, Dreams and REM Sleep Behavior Disorder The discovery of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep suggested that sleep was not, as it was thought to be, a dormant state but rather a mentally dynamic one. Your brain is, in fact, very active in this state, almost to the level at which it is when a person is awake. Yet during this active stage in which most dreams occur, the movements of the rest of the body are completely stilled. To imagine this paralysis during dreams not occurring is a frightful image, since in many cases dreams are violent and active....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Dreams, Identity and the Play within the Play in "Taming of the Shrew"

- Am I a lord, and have such a lady. Or do I dream. Or have I dreamed till now. I do not sleep. I see, I hear, I speak. I smell sweet savours, and I feel soft things. Upon my life, I am lord indeed, And not a tinker, nor Christopher Sly. From The Taming of the Shrew (Induction 2.66-71) Themes of memory and dreams echo throughout the works of Shakespeare, just as these concepts still resonate in postmodern literature. In The Taming of the Shrew the lower class drunken character Christopher Sly is picked up off the streets by a nobleman and, for sheer amusement, dressed up to be a lord....   [tags: European Literature]

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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun - Dreams and Racism

- Dreams and Racism in A Raisin In The Sun At most times, the American Dream resembles an ideological puzzle more than a fully realizable image. Within the confines of her fantastical, theatrical world Lorraine Hansberry attempts to fit a few of these pieces together and, in the process, ends up showing exactly how everything doesn't just snap-together all nicely. The problems in her play, A Raisin In The Sun, deal primarily with the basic nature of humans and their respected struggle's to "make it" in America....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays]

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The Futility of Dreams in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

- The Futility of Dreams in Of Mice and Men   Everyone has a dream they hope to achieve, but dreams are not always possible to attain. In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, two ranch hands, George and Lennie, find work in Salinas Valley. Lennie, constantly getting into trouble, inadvertently causes the two of them to be run out of town and thus have to find new work regularly. George and Lennie's search for work in the hope of accomplishing their dream of a small farm of their own displays how futile realizing dreams can be....   [tags: Steinbeck Of Mice and Men Essays]

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American Dreams and Its Depiction in `of Mice and Men'.

- The phrase `Of Mice and Men', was first used by James Truslow Adams in his book The Epic of America in 1931. "The American Dream is "a dream of a land in which life should be better, richer, fuller and with opportunity for each. It is a dream of social order in which each man and woman should be able to achieve the fullest stature of which they are capable of, and be recognized for what they are, regardless of the circumstances of birth or position." It ideally constitutes life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as stated by America's forefathers in the Declaration of Independence....   [tags: American Literature]

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Death in What Dreams May Come and Dante's Inferno

- Death in What Dreams May Come and Dante's Inferno Death and what comes after has always been a subject of great interest and uncertainty. Many have tried to depict their own vision of the afterlife, be it heaven or hell, paradiso or inferno. Here, I will discuss the similarities and differences in the hell represented in the movie What Dreams May Come and the Inferno of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. What Dreams May Come is a movie about two soul mates, Chris (Robin Williams) and Annie (Anabella Sciorra)....   [tags: Papers]

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Dreams and a Desire to Escape in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

- Dreams and a Desire to Escape in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men Apparitions and longing to want freedom, mold Steinbeck's tale Of Mice and Men. The American dream was a belief known and tried to be followed by all Americans which went by "Anyone can prosper or do well in life, as long as they work hard enough." George and Lennie 'Of Mice and Men' represent the typical life of a migrant worker and of the dream to own property and settle down in California - the promised land. George and Lennie's dream is to have their own piece of land, where they can support themselves with each other and finally be free from working for someone else....   [tags: Papers]

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Despair and Alienation in The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Winter Dreams

- Despair and Alienation in The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Winter Dreams While some readers enjoy the genre of mysteries, others enjoy romance or westerns. But for some people the tragic tales of someone’s despair and alienation from someone or something they love is just what they want to read about. Ernest Hemingway’s styles have evolved throughout his career and I feel The Snows of Kilimanjaro represents the ideas of a man who is greatly in despair and alienated. As well, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s writing of Winter Dreams portray a sense of despair and alienation....   [tags: Snows of Kilimanjaro Essays]

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Unfulfilled Dreams in Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun

- What happens to a dream when it suspends in time. Does it stay suspended within a man through his lifetime, dormant, unreachable, and far away. Does its power grow and ultimately force him to act to make it happen sometime in the future-if not in his lifetime then in the future members of his kin. On the other hand, does it eat away at him, crystallizing and internally segmenting his own derived purpose and meaning of life until it is indiscernible from its original state of grandeur and grace. Those are some of the questions that Lorraine Hansberry poses for consideration in her play, A Raisin in the Sun....   [tags: Raisin in the Sun Essays]

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My Philosophy on Education - Hopes, Goals, and Dreams

- My Philosophy on Education - Hopes, Goals, and Dreams When I was sixteen I started working with children from low socioeconomic backgrounds at a Family Resource Center. Everyday I saw how many of the children got overlooked at home and at school. This experience was critical in my decision to become a teacher because I know that I will always go the extra mile with each and every child. All children have lots of potential and need to be able to express it in some form whether it is with creative writing, making maps or building a model....   [tags: Teaching Philosophy Education]

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Graduation Speech: Always Follow Your Dreams

- I'd like to start out by saying that I am truly honored to speak here today and thank you to my class for choosing me. From the day I first stepped into the learning world of Mrs. Jacobson's kindergarten class spotting tons of building blocks and crayons until the day I walked out of Mr. Fulton's class with memories of burning gummy bears and rubber corks stuck in his ceiling, the majority of my life has been consumed by school. I thought it would never end. Do you know how long we've been in school....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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American Dreams Come True Every Day!

- “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…” are the famous words every American hears throughout their lifetime. These words are part of America’s history through the Declaration of Independence, America is the only country where the “pursuit of happiness” is actually guaranteed in writing. What exactly are the “pursuit of happiness,” and the “American Dream?” As defined by most writers, such as Hemmingway, it’s becoming rich young and having the opportunity and will to do what you please with your wealth....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Dream Analysis

- The Meaning of a Dream The best part of a long, hard-working day is when you finally get to lay in your bed, close your eyes and let your imagination run free. As you sleep your mind takes you to another place far away from the real world. You begin to dream. Over the night, you may have several dreams. In the morning, you may wake up and wonder what your dreams were suppose to mean for you and your life. By analyzing your dream, it "gives a true picture of the 'subjective state'-how we really feel about ourselves-which the conscious mind cannot or will not give" (Wietz 289)....   [tags: Sleep Dreams]

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