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  • Finding Dreams. Comparing the Different Functions and Meanings

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    Finding dreams. Comparing the different functions and meanings. For years, psychologists have been wondering over the mysterious field of dreams. Dreams have always been mysterious. The content of the dreams can shift instantly, featuring unexplained events or sudden terrifying images (Whitman, Ornstein & Baldridge, 1964). The fact that the content of dreams can be enthralling is what causes many psychologists to believe that there has to be some implication to dreams (Webb & Cartwright, 1978).

  • Comparing the American Dream of the Transcendentalists with that of The Great Gatsby

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    Comparing the American Dream of 19th Century Transcendentalists with that of The Great Gatsby The American Dream remains viewed as the success which one obtains. The American Dream has had a great impact on literature as well as an impact on the changing of time periods. The 19th century Transcendentalists’ idea of the American Dream focuses on reaching one’s goals by honest, hard work. On the other hand, Gatsby’s idea of the American Dream in the 20th century centers on becoming successful by

  • Comparing the Messages of Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees

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    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

  • Comparing A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet

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    stand out from the rest as sharing a great deal in common. Specific, solid parallels can be drawn between Shakespeare's plays "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Romeo and Juliet." The themes and characters are remarkably similar in many aspects. Firstly, both plays highlight the stereotypical young lovers - Hermia and Lysander in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Romeo and Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet." Secondly, both plays are very ambiguously categorized. By this I mean that each could have been a tragedy

  • Comparing A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet

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    A Midsummer Night's Dream is, in a way, Romeo and Juliet turned inside out--a tragedy turned farcical. The tragedy both are based on is the story of "Pyramus and Thisbe." In one, Ovid's story is treated as a melodrama (in Romeo and Juliet) and in another, it is fodder for comedy (in A Midsummer Night's Dream). The tale of "Pyramus and Thisbe" is simply told in Book IV of Metamorphoses. The title characters are in love with one another, but they cannot be together because they are separated

  • Comparing Women in A Midsummer's Night's Dream and Twelfth Night

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    Shakespeare's works: Twelfth Night and Midsummer Night's Dream, one will notice an immense difference in the way that a noble woman compared to an average woman, attracts a man and during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. These differences are evident in conversations and actions of particular characters in Shakespeare's plays, including Maria and Olivia from Twelfth Night and Hermia, Helena, and Titania from A Mid Summer Night's Dream. Sixteenth and seventeenth century art also demonstrates

  • Comparing The Trajedy of Romeo and Juliet and Misummer Night's Dream

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    first three acts of The Tragedy Romeo and Juliet and Midsummer Nights Dream are: in the first act that they both have a discussion of marriage, in the second act that they both main couples declare their love for each other, and finally in the third act both girls end up crying because there love has left them. To start, both of the first acts of these two stories have people who discuss marriage. In Midsummer Nights Dream the two individuals that are discussing marriage are the people who are

  • Comparing Two Film Versions of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

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    Comparing Two Film Versions of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Introduction The two films we have been asked to compare are both different versions of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. The first was a big screen movie, by Michael Hoffman and made in 1998. This film was set in the 19th Century in the fictional city of Monte Athena and starred major actors and actresses such as Sophie Marceau, Kelvin Klein, Rupert Everett and Calista Flockhart. The second was a budget film

  • Comparing Love in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream and Soyinka's Lion and the Jewel

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    is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love. (Love’s Labours Lost.1.2.)” This Shakespearean quote relays on the fact that love can lead to many misfortunes, presented as one of the aspects of love in both William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and Wole Soyinka’s “The Lion and the Jewel”. One aspect of love demonstrates its brilliant sides, and with it, brings affection, faith, and intimacy. However, it is also noted that an equal aspect of love conveys the consequences and misfortunes

  • Comparing Differnet Acts of Shakespearian Plays: Romeo and Juliet and Midsummer Night´s Dream

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    Juliet and Midsummer Night’s Dream they both were written by William Shakespeare and they both have lovers. Even though they have these similarities the things that will be focused on comparing are Acts 1-3 in Romeo and Juliet and Midsummer Night’s Dream. The First thing being compared in the two stories will be Act 1. In Act 1 of Romeo and Juliet the play starts with a bloody brawl and ends with two lovers meeting at a party, while on the other hand Midsummer Night’s Dream starts with the King and