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.
Dreams can be an escape from reality, but dreamers must guard themselves against becoming trapped in that fantasy. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the tragic love story of two lovers who are fated to doom. Mercutio’s “Queen Mab” speech explores the idea of how dreams can be deceiving which relates to Romeo and Juliet’s deceptive love for one another. By examining Shakespeare’s use of diction and imagery, the motif of dreams becomes evident. In the exposition, Shakespeare operates the use of imagery in Mercutio’s “Queen Mab” speech.
The motive of The Raven is often debated amongst scholars, however my thesis on this poem is to argue for the state in which the narrator finds himself. Is what the protagonist experiences really all a dream, or is it all grand delusions a symptom of grief? Or is this the symptom of him becoming mentally unstable, which causes him to start hallucinating the events told in The Raven. My first argument for why the narrator is in fact in a dream is the following. The poem starts with the narrator explaining that he is nearly napping.
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.
Prophetic is define as accurately describing or predicting what will happen in the future. Clarence and Stanley both have dreams that prophesy either their own death, or the death of someone close to them. Clarence dreams of drowning at sea but he is instead murdered by being thrown into a wine cask by assassins that Richard hired. Stanley also predicts the killing of Hastings. What do you think is the purpose behind these foreseeing dreams?
Edgar Allan Poe is known for his dark and gruesome writing, and his poem “A Dream Within a Dream” is not spared from this trend. The meaning of the poem reflects the title as within it the narrator is told by a parting lover that life is a dream, however the narrator is left questioning whether or not this is true after he parts from his lover. Edgar Allan Poe’s life was full of tragedy and heartbreak, becoming orphaned a year after he was born and then later losing his beloved wife shortly after he turned thirty eight (Edgar). After the loss of his wife, Poe fell into a state of mental instability and longed for the companionship of a woman, both of which is reflected in his later poems which are posthumously compiled into The Portable Edgar
“An assisted dying law would not result in more people dying, but in fewer people living.” This quote by Richard Branson shows the reasons behind assisted suicide. Assisted suicide is an option in certain places that allows patients that are suffering to end their pain through a physicians assisted death. When people have to make an end of life decision, one must take into account the patients suffering, the patient 's quality of life and how much the family suffers while making the decision. The patients should be allowed to have a physicians assisted suicide because of how much the patient suffers. A patient undergoes physical, emotional and psychological pain during treatments.
The Lenore his love can represent someone who is very dear to us and whom when we lose them we will grieve a lot. Poe on the other hand represent the true person who has to bear the loss and go through various stages of losses from denial to anger displacement to even depression. It was very wise of the author ton leave out the suicide part since it would mean that people who grieve after the loss of a loved one will always end up in depression followed by suicide. Though many a times readers and scholars wonder what was really going through Poe’s mind as he was writing this great masterpiece, an in-depth analysis of the language, symbols and the overall theme of the poem can be deduced. These five elements show us the psychological weaknesses of the protagonist in the poem The Raven.
The use of the words “reality” and “fate” confirm how fate decided that they would be together while in reality, it doesn’t work out as well due to outside conflicts, like their families. Ash also acknowledges the danger that is present within their love through the quote,“At this time now it’s far too late the poison’s in our veins it’s true you know that I’d die for you” (Ash) As he implies, Romeo and Juliet does not have a happy ending, a deadly one to be exact. Murders, suicides and betrayal are major parts of this tragic play. Ash addresses that perfectly. Romeo and Juliet were fated to die from the beginning and he supports the disastrous ending through this quote by explaining the figurative and literal meaning of “poison”.
Through the lens of Sigmund Freud, concepts in the play Macbeth take on an entirely deeper meaning. Because the characters in the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare repress their feelings of guilt, they display their true psychological states through the acts of their subconscious in order to eradicate their feelings of remorse and to show that guilt is within human nature. Within the play, Shakespeare uses hallucinations and sleepwalking to show that acts of the subconscious are manifestations of guilt. In Act 2. sc. 1 lines 50-51, the main character, Macbeth, states in a monologue, “A dagger of the mind, a false creation proceeding from the heat-oppressèd brain” (Act 2.
Although many people believe that demons could takeover people’s minds and bodies, this belief can be proved to be nothing but an overused superstition, spread by the illiterate and used by frauds and tricksters as an excuse for their wrong doings, using medical, specifically mental, psychological, and religious proofs. There are various proofs that demonic possession does not exist and one of these proofs is the proof related to the mental state of the supposedly possessed person. Mental disorders have been rapidly spreading and gaining new forms in the past decades. These newly discovered disorders are not recent but they were already existing but without being diagnosed or classified. Due to the widespread ideology that demons could take over the body and the lack of medical explanations to some symptoms, people would always think of demonic possession as the first diagnosis for