However, he continues to reflect on other dreams he has experienced where they have been so realistic, he would wake up surprised to find he had actually been asleep. Descartes himself said the more he considered the possibility of reality and dream interconnecting, the more “lost in astonishment” he became. While we are dreaming, in that moment, what we see, hear and do is real to us. So can we really ever be certain that this is reality? I will
Have you ever had any troubles sleeping at night? Some people might have an inability to sleep, a sleeping disorder called insomnia. But for Adam Young, he had trouble sleeping at night, and yet, still have a very colorful vivid dreams. In “Fireflies”, by Owl City, Adam Young is trying to show his vivid dreams when he was young by using many figurative languages such as simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, and repetition. In the famous single,“Fireflies”, there were many uses of similes and metaphors to show his vivid dreams when he was young.
In the exposition, Shakespeare operates the use of imagery in Mercutio’s “Queen Mab” speech. Throughout his speech, Mercutio describes Queen Mab extremely small when he illustrates her as “In the shape no bigger than an agate stone”(1.4.11) and “Not half so big as a round little worm”(1.4.21). However, Mercutio also states that Queen Mab delivers “nightmares” to people when he states “And thus being frightened swears a prayer or two”(1.4.29). When the soldier awoke from his dream he finds himself fearful, but not in danger. Even though Queen Mab may be extremely small, her negative dreams cause a tremendous impact on others.
How Dreams Affect Reality In the works of Chester Himes there is an underlying theme of dreaming. Throughout his various stories Himes uses dreams to function as a retreat for his characters. In his short story “The Meanest Cop in the World”, Himes is able to concoct an entire story that is descriptive and lifelike, which the readers just assume is real. However, when the curtain is pulled back at the end and Himes tells the readers that the entire thing is just a dream the readers are shocked. Dreams have a very specific function in Himes’ stories as fantasies to keep the prisoner’s minds occupied.
The story about Sleeping Beauty was addressed repeatedly by storytellers from different countries of the world. The image of the ever-young virgin in a lethargic dream who is waiting for her lover was so attractive that it constantly wandered in literature in different guises. Suffice it to recall "Snow White" and "Sleeping Beauty". The plot of these tales is international in characters, and the tales themselves are deeply national. Why is the story of the sleeping princess so attractive to different countries, the death of which turns into a magic dream?
While the “rememories” Sethe speaks of are not actual tangible things you can run into, memories, especially traumatic ones, can seem to be so real in the moment that we feel as though we have been swept back in time. When I think back on memories where something traumatic has happened, they are the most crisp, clear, vivid memories I possess. At this point in the novel, I realized that Sethe may have some degree of PTSD from her time at “Sweet Home.” Because often people who suffer from PTSD feel as though they are actually in a previous traumatic experience, and it seems as though this is what happens to Sethe. The other thing that caught my eye in this passage was Morrison’s diction and style of writing. It is straight to the point, and very real.
Nevertheless, I do not think that changes the effect that it had on Young Goodman Brown. Whether it was a dream, imagination, or real he took it personally. I think that sometimes dreams can be so realistic that people can feel everything that felt in their dreams and even sometimes believe that they could possibly be true. Even though dreams are not real, they can feel very real and people can wake up with all different sorts of emotions from their nightmare or dream. In addition, the thoughts that are in the dreams come from the mind, and how people are truly feeling.
Imagine you're watching a horror movie in 3D, Stories like "The Tell-Tale Heart" by authors like Edgar Allan Poe have the same effect, by making it so easy to visualize the scene, and he makes us feel like we are in the story waiting for the suspense to finally break. By explaining just how slowly he was going made the reader start to worry what would happen when he was finished, "It took me an hour to place my whole head within the opening so far that I could see him as he lay upon his bed." lines 29-31 of "The Tell-Tale Heart". In the quotation it talks about how he was going very slowly, to the reader this is evidence that whatever he's doing, it's not going to be good since he making sure he's not caught This causes the reader to be in suspense. I believe this makes the reader want to continue reading because they want to know what he is about to do and if he'll be caught in the act, if this element was not present in this story, it would be removing the element that urges the reader to continue.
Then her sister said, “What an amazing story!” Sharazard replied, “Ah, but the rest is even more amazing.” The king eager to hear the rest of the story decided not to put her to death until the he hears the conclusion of the story. THE TWO HUNDRED AND NINTIETH NIGHT The following night arrived and Shahrazad was in bed with King, Dinarzad said to her sister, “Please, sister, if you are not sleepy, continue the tale of the Traveler and the Wicked Guards for us.” Shahrazad replied, “As you wish”: It is said, O wise and happy King, that one of the drunken guards said to the traveler, “Alas, I have heard plenty of rumors about the pair that you speak of. A bunch of faithless tricksters those two are!” “Rumor has it that they have in their possession, a kit of magic bullets that can appear in any place the owner wishes. They were said to have risen through the ranks by conducting sham arrests on account of possession of forbidden weapons,” the other guard hissed with a breath that reeked of liquor. The young traveler was aghast.
Although science has yet to prove that dreams hold meanings, centuries of dream analysis has lead many people to believe that their dreams hold significance. Humans like to know - what comes next, what the right choice is - and dream analysis provides a feeling of knowing. In real life, being crushed by a duck is an unlikely but terrifying experience; in a dream, the same situation obviously means you are being weighed down by stress from your life. People take from their dreams what they need, whether that is a warning or an affirmation. Calpurnia’s dream is the perfect example of this.