Knowing what it is like to lay in your bed, trying to drift off to sleep, but never do. I couldn’t help but imagine the feelings of jealousy she must had felt when all she could hear was her roommate sleeping so soundly; the feeling of enmity. O’Brien described a nightmare she had that night and how she felt as if she was trapped in a house which was filling with water, where she gaped for air as she drowned. I couldn’t imagine having this type of dream, especially due to the sense of reality some dreams seem to produce. I also couldn’t help but question if this dream substituted for a metaphor for how she feels living
In the book Girl, Interrupted, by Susanna Kaysen, one of the biggest focal points is mental illness. Mental illness can be tough to talk about, simply because the phrase “mental illness” encompasses such a wide range of conditions and conjures up images of deranged people, but it is very important, especially in this book. There is a certain stigma that people who are put into mental hospitals because they have medical problems or are insane and a possible danger to society. While this is sometimes true, it is far more common for patients to need help for a disorder, but just don’t know where to go or what to do, and can end up putting themselves or someone else in danger. This is the case with Susanna, who is the autobiographical main character of the book.
People on medications who suffer from mental illness may not feel like themselves, so many people fear of losing their selves. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes unusual and extreme shifts in a person’s functioning, mood and behavior further conveyed through erratic mood swings. However, the symptoms delusions of grandeur, and racing thoughts get in the way. It’s very important to be understood when dealing with a mental illness, furthermore remember to work out the manic episodes. The author, Adam Haslett, addresses a daily issue battling a disorder in the story “Notes to My Biographer”.
The pillow fabrics evocative references to the mother, the household, and asphyxiation all suggest that the subject is a child being smothered within the home. This idea has been further insinuated by Brassington who stated, in conversation with Alasdair Foster, that her work has been partially influenced by, “…aspects of my life as a child and as a mother.” (Foster 2007,
Although these dreams occur while we are falling asleep, they interpret a completely different meaning. Falling can mean you are insecure, you are losing grip, or you simply have fears that need to be faced. There are many interesting facts about dream such as when dream occurs, theories of dream and what they mean. Dream interpretation is important for everyone because being able to analyze the information in your own dreams can allow you to solve problems in reality. Understanding when dream occurs, theories of dream and what they mean help us grasp what dreams actually are.
The book, Scars, by Cheryl Rainfield, is a very inspiring and heart touching story about a girl Named Kendra who was beginning to get flashbacks of childhood sexual abuse. She tried very hard to fight these flashbacks. It was difficult to sleep at night, and she was uncomfortable every time she stepped foot out of the door. She started receiving “messages” from who was believed to be her abuser.
The metaphor such as comparing life to a nightmare really indicate to the reader, how hard and struggle some each day must be. The word choice such as using the word infected in line 8, ‘every night infected with despair’ truly conveys and connotes to the reader how each night is like a disease, and spreading grief throughout the body. I used the adjective desperate in the line ‘desperate daydream’ because it has connotations of hardship and readers will feel as though the daydreams are a salvation each day and can relate to this or remember some salvations they had in times of struggle. I also used other techniques such as caesura in the first stanza, to break up the sentence and enhance the rhythm of the poem. It also allows the reader a brief moment to reflect on the
Goodman Brown also explains, “ She talks of dreams too. Methought, as she spoke, there was trouble in her face, as if a dream had warned her what work is to be done to-night.” Later in the night, Goodman Brown witnessed many horrors and tragedies, and as a result, his outlook on his life was changed. Faith’s dreams signifies that Goodman Brown would encounter many troubles on his journey, and would result in a negative outcome. Young Goodman Brown is a story that is open to a different interpretation by each reader. Its use of symbolism in almost every object in the story create multiple meanings and themes to the story, which adds an abundance of detail.
He relived each moment of horror by writing it into a poem or short story. What Poe could have been suffering from was Sleep Paralysis that sometimes causes nightmares. What would happen is that a person would wake up suddenly; transitioning between being asleep and fully awake. This is often a horrible feeling that feels so real. Whereas the average
The final step of amplification is called archetypal amplification, in which the dreamer looks at the stories and symbols from myth and history that relate to a dream symbol. In Jung’s early research he found that very similar images and stories can be found in myths, fairytales, and folklore from all over the world This led him to develop the concept of the archetypes as deep psychological patterns that underly the way in which people structure stories and find meaning. When you read myths and fairytales you might notice that folklore sometimes includes the same kind of surreal images and unexpected events that occur in dreams. Jung thought that dreams spring from the same psychological archetypes that give mythology it's basic shape. If