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.
Desire is a well-known trope in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The four lovers and their magically caused mishap is one of the plays main scenes. However, even though sexual desire is found in every act, it isn’t the only type of desire found within the play. In addition to sexual desire, we find a desire for utter and complete control, which is held most notably by Oberon, as well as the desire for chaos. Puck is a character recognizable by those who study mythology by his mischievous nature and tendency to play tricks on those unfortunate enough to slight him.
The other actors were able to support the character’s state of mind. Whether it was Jake’s shaky voice to show Rutherford’s nervousness or Evan’s twitchy eye and raised voice to display that Hugs has gone crazy, the actors were able to capture their characters’ mindsets. The actors were also very believable in the stage fighting. They looked like they truly wanted to harm one another, which demonstrates their commitment to their characters. My favorite character was Antonini.
Steinbeck utilizes dream to orchestrate actions and manipulate the story arc, evolving the plot. Many characters are a challenge to relate to, except for how they dream. To specify, dreams make George easy to relate to; he matures with the serenity of his dreams. But, dreams hold dangers, nothing will ensure they evolve into a reality. Steinbeck addresses the unfairness and cruelty with sarcasm, confessing life 's pattern of unfairness.
That being said, Shakespeare effectively uses two separate locations with opposing characteristics in order to contrast the inconsistency of mankind. Athens, embodying society, is governed by law and logic. Meanwhile, the fairy world within the forest, epitomizing the extremity of emotional actions, is ungoverned, allowing for irrational thoughts to materialize. By providing the audience with these two differing settings, Shakespeare highlights the fact that, while dreaming is thrilling, the return to reality is essential to
Many of the song were heartwarming, and many were exciting and fun, but my favorite part of the show was its humor. And there wouldn’t be much humor in the show without Ren’s best friend Willard Hewitt. I couldn’t have thought of a better Willard than junior Jimmy Tapocik. Tapocik stole the show with his jokes, his accent and his dancing. Tapocik was overjoyed to get to play Willard said he had no trouble getting down the part.
Take the donkey spell off this man, and just like you did with the couples, have him remember this night as only a dream.”(16) Oberon also controls Puck by making him take the donkey spell off of Bottom. Controlling people to feel power will make problems in the
Throughout the play, dramatic irony is used to build tension and humor in the play. During the play, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, there were also other examples of dramatic irony besides Bottom. Lysander and Hermia are in love, but when Lysander 's new love separates them, everything changed. Also, a fairy queen, Titania, falls in love with Bottom, a worker who looks different. Dramatic Irony is throughout the play to make A Midsummer’s Night Dream interesting and exciting.
Most people control other people for the feel of power. During the play Puck stumbles upon Nick Bottom and his colleagues. Puck likes the feel of control so he turns Nick Bottom into a donkey. When one of his colleagues, Snout, see’s him, Snout says, “O Bottom, thou art changed! What do I see on thee?” (Shakespeare 3.1.1050).
As both men and women have equal say, more balance has been attained and a deeper understanding lies within the couples. The women were seen as pawns and objects who were easily controlled but are now more humanized. In Disney’s film, Toy Story, the toys exist for the seeming pleasure and enjoyment of Andy their owner. Cowboy, favorite toy, group leader, ----Woody, has many internal feelings and desires but is unable to vocalize them, leaving him to feel powerless.  The women in A Midsummers Night’s Dream also face a similar position of powerlessness because of the restraining nature of their society.