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  • Nun's Priest's Tale
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    Chaucer begins The Nun's Priest's Tale by describing a simple widow and her two simple daughters. They own a barn where a magnificently handsome cock with a beautiful and accurate "cock-a-doodle-do". Here, his seven wives also live; his favorite is the most beautiful Pertelote. He one day speaks to her about a dream. In this dream, a fox eats Chanticleer, the cock, and Chanticleer now worries that it may come true. Pertelote does not believe in this predestination and gives her argument. She the...
  • Cases Lennie And Charlie
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    In the novel 'Of Mice and Men', by John Stienbeck, a mentally challenged man, Lennie, loses his innocence and his dream, of owning his own ranch with rabbits, when he accidentally breaks a woman's neck. In the novel 'Flowers or Algernon', by Daniel Keyes, another mentally challenged man, Charlie, loses his innocence and dreams, of being like everyone else, when, through the aid of an operation, realizes people were making fun of him rather than being his friends. Although, in both cases innocenc...
  • Queen Mab
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    Queen Mab's Speech I see that Queen Mab has been with you. She is the f aries midwife, and her body is no bigger than agate stone that is on index finger of a alderman. She is drawn from a team of small atonies over men's noses as they sleep. Her spokes are made of long spider legs, the cover is made from the wing of a grasshopper and her traces is the smallest of spider webs. Her collar is made of watery moonbeams, her whip is a cricket bone and her lash is made of a light film. Her driver is a...
  • Research Into Nightmares And Bizarre Dreams
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    DREAMS Theories attempting to explain the origin and functions of REM sleep include: (1) that REM sleep provides stimulation for the development of the brain; (2) that it performs a chemical restoration function, since during REM dreaming neuro-protein synthesis occurs along with the restoration of other depleted brain chemicals; (3) that it provides oculomotor (eye movement) coordination, since during non-REM sleep the eyes move independently of each other; (4) that it provides a vigilance func...
  • Person's Dream
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    Michael Korda's 'Defining Success " From reading ' Defining Success ' by Michael Korda, I agree and also disagree with Michael on his way of defining success. The first indicator of success comes when one is making more than one is spending. There are few things that he has left out on how to becoming a success. The things are if you are from a rich family, how well you are educated and who you know. Of course, if you aim at a dream that is so far beyond your reach then you would bound to fail. ...
  • Raskolnikov's Dream About The Mare
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    Crime and Punishment In Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Raskolnikov's dream about the mare can be used as a vehicle to probe deep into his mentality to discover how he really feels inside. The dream suggests that Raskolnikov is a "split" man; after all, his name in Russian means "split". He has a cruel and thoughtless side as well as a caring, compassionate side to his personality. Through the dream and the symbols therein, a reader can cast Raskolnikov, as well as other characters from Crime...
  • 3 Dreams
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    Dreams: Could They Be All They Are Made Out To Be? ^3 Over a seventy-year life span, you^1 ll devote at least fifty thousand hours to dreaming^2 (Segell 42). These dreams can be made up of many things. They can be a window into another world or ^3 like a urgent fax from your subconscious^2 (Graves 97). Many things can affect what we dream about and they are not always our previous thoughts. Things such as gender, information gained during the course of time, or even sensations received while asl...
  • Lucid Dream
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    Lucid Dreaming Imagine soaring through the air at outstanding speeds, pretending to be Superman with a red and blue cape, then deciding to become Tom Cruise in the movie Top Gun, flying an F 14 at two-hundred miles an hour over the Arctic Ocean. Suddenly, you wake up and you think to yourself: "Wow, what dream, I did what I wanted to do", not knowing what you " ve experienced is a Lucid Dream. According to the Institute of Lucidity, the term Lucid Dream means, "Dreaming while knowing you are dre...
  • Love The Young Man
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    Crash Into Me, a song from the Dave Matthews Band, has a lot of meaning behind it. This song tells a story about infatuation that a young man feels for a certain woman. The love the young man feels for her is so strong that it seems to 'crash into him. ' Crash Into Me seems to show that he is in his own world when he thinks about her because it sings, 'Lost for you, I'm so lost, for you. ' Crash Into Me describes a fantasy dream that he sees with a girl because he sums up all of his thoughts by ...
  • Denzel Washington
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    Cool, calm and collected, Denzel Washington has always been a model of poise. It is almost impossible to envision him out of control or nervous; he exudes such confidence. It is also impossible to see his work and not notice him and take him seriously. Before making his meteoric rise to Hollywood stardom, Denzel grew up watching his father, a minister, perform weekly at church. Young Denzel thrilled at the sight of his dad working the audience and began to nurture dreams of showmanship himself. ...
  • Lucid In A Dream
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    Lucid dreaming means dreaming while knowing that you are dreaming. The term was coined by Frederik van E eden who used the word 'lucid' in the sense of mental clarity. Lucidity usually begins in the midst of a dream when the dreamer realizes that the experience is not occurring in physical reality, but is a dream. Often this realization is triggered by the dreamer noticing some impossible or unlikely occurrence in the dream, such as flying or meeting the deceased. Sometimes people become lucid w...
  • Then Dreams
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    O, then, I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the fore-finger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomiesAthwart men's noses as they lie asleep; Her wagon-spokes made of long spiders' legs, The cover of the wings of grasshoppers, The traces of the smallest spider's web, The collars of the moonshine's watery beams, Her whip of cricket's bone, the lash of film, Her wagoner a small grey-coated gnat, Not so b...
  • Arthur Agee And William Gates
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    Hoop Dreams Hoop Dreams is a story about two young men who want to become basketball players in the NBA. The author Ben Joravsky wrote the book. The idea for the book came from the documentary movie, Hoop Dreams, which is a true story. Arthur Agee and William Gates are the names of the two boys who were followed from eighth grade to twelve grade to do the movie. Arthur Agee was a 5'6 125 pound guard from the playgrounds of Chicago when St Joseph recruiters saw him. Arthur was playing against guy...
  • Memory Of The Dream
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    After the Civil War won the black people their freedom, it seemed as though their dreams of great opportunities were finally going to come true. However, they were met by even more obstacles, which left the blacks to wonder if their dreams had any chance of occurring, or if they should just give up. In his poem, "Harlem", Langston Hughes used increasingly destructive imagery to present his warning of what will happen if you delay working towards your goal. Hughes' first two images depict witheri...
  • Dreams
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    The speaker of the poem in line one asks when people's dreams are deferred. In line two and three the speaker says that dreams dry up like a raisin. The speaker compares the original dream to a grape in the sun. The grape is juicy and fresh, but once it is forgotten about for too long, the grape dries up. Although the dream is still sweet and tasty, it is not as strong of a statement as it once was. Though the simile of the raisin involves the senses of taste and sight, in lines four and five th...
  • Dream Of The Blacks In Harlem
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    The poetry of Langston Hughes, the poet laureate of Harlem, is an effective commentary on the condition of blacks in America during the 20th Century. Hughes places particular emphasis on Harlem, a black area in New York that became a destination of many hopeful blacks in the first half of the 1900's. In much of Hughes' poetry, a theme that runs throughout is that of a "dream deferred". The recurrence of a"dream deferred" in several Hughes poems paints a clear picture of the disappointment and di...
  • Boy Confides To The Alchemist
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    The Alchemist: This book is about Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of a distant treasure in the Egyptian pyramids and leaves his homeland-Spain, to literally follow his dreams. "When you want something all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it". This is proved by the various spiritual messengers that he encounters along this journey in unassuming forms - a king, a camel driver, an Englishman, and finally the alchemist. An alchemists are men who believe that if a meta...
  • Strong Followers And Believers Of The Bible
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    Response to "Black Robe" The world views of the French Catholics and the Algonquin Indians differed greatly in this film. Father LaForgue's world view was centered on Jesus Christ. In Father LaForgue's eyes, he was put on this earth to serve Jesus and everything he did was for him. He believed that after life on earth, everybody goes to heaven, which he referred to as "paradise". Being a good human in the French Catholic religion meant having monogamous relationships. It also meant living in a w...
  • Final Line Of The Poem
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    Langston Hughes leans heavily on simile to illustrate his thoughts on mid 20th century Harlem that, while terse, evoke vivid mental pictures to warn the future. He details a less known side of people and everyday life in Harlem. The reference to "Raisin in the sun" in the second line was 'borrowed' as the title of a renowned play about the hopelessness of the situation of black people in the mid-20th century. A raisin starts out as a grape, full of juice and potential and sweetness. Grapes are o...
  • Willy's False Dreams
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    The desire to excel over anonymity and win over being a meaningless individual in the world exists in everyone, to some extent. All people want to be remembered in some way, impact the world, or be more than just another face in the crowd. Everyone longs to be someone of importance and well liked by others. Individuals use a motivating force or desire that comes from deep within the soul and influences the decisions he or she makes in their lives. Willy and Bernard are two characters that exempl...

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