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  • Walter Lee Younger Through His Obsessive Dream
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    Society in the 1959 was full of racial discrimination. White and blacks were still living in their own 'areas', the public as a whole was very slow to accept the concept of mixed neighborhoods - blacks and white living together. This book, A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Vivian Hansberry, tells the story of a lower-class black family's struggle to gain middle -class acceptance in the Southside of Chicago. The Younger family of five, four adults and one child live in a cramped apartment in one o...
  • Peyton's Dreamed Escape
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    "What Just Happened" Literature is black text on white paper, however it is not simply black and white, but rather complexly colorful. It serves as a medium for escape and adventure. Readers have the privilege of omniscience into the lives of characters who are the antithesis of themselves, as well as character's whom the reader feels a deep connection with. Because it is not black and white, there is no single correct interpretation of a given work. A piece of literature lives a different life ...
  • Judes Dream Of Oxford
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    Dreams and Realities in Jude the Obscure and A Kind of Loving Dreams and realities are both part of life in both different and similar ways. Dreams are what you want whereas reality is what you have. Many dreams can become reality. In the case of these two books, Jude the Obscure and A Kind of Loving, dreams and reality overlap and conflict with each other to result in unhappiness, in the case of Vic and Ingrid and Jude and Arabella but also happiness and fulfilment like Jude and Sue. Jude Fawle...
  • Dreams Of My Future
    690 words
    Dreams After I wake up I quickly come to a reality check. Realizing that I will have a white collard job. Working through the ranks from the bottom up to reach a reasonable goal. I will have diplomas and achievements, but I doubt if I will manage a billion dollar company. In my reality working hard is part of everyday life. Working hard every day feeling that I am underpaid is reality. In my dream like state again I see myself always happy. Never stressed outwith the days problems or worries. Fa...
  • Awake The Difference Between Reality And Dream
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    Ren'e Descartes, author of "Meditation 1", writes how he must erase everything he had ever learned and thought to be true and must "begin again from the first foundations" (222). One may ask how Descartes came to this conclusion. The answer is that of he "realized how many were the false opinions that in [his] youth [he] took to be true, and thus how doubtful were all the things that [he] subsequently built upon these opinions" (222). This change was to take place at the perfect time in Descarte...
  • Descartes Idea Of Basic Truths
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    Descartes Meditation I In Descartes Meditation I, he casts doubt as to whether or not we are dreaming. He first uses modus toll ens to cast doubt to our senses. He then he uses reductio ad absurdum to show that even if we are dreaming, there are some things that are still real. Descartes begins with establishing the key idea of laying a strong foundation for his ideas. He acknowledges that he has preconceived ideas about the world in which he can doubt their truth. He sees this collection of ide...
  • Contrast Between Dream And Reality
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    "The Leader of the People" In John Steinbeck's "The Leader of the People", a theme that is portrayed throughout the story is that of the contrast between dream and reality. In the story, Grandfather cannot come to grasp that his dreams of the West and moving across the plains are over and that reality has set in. Another story that contrasts dream and reality is Ambrose Pierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge". In this story, Farquhar cannot tell the difference between dream and reality unti...
  • Realization Of His Dreams
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    In Search of a Dream / Clash with Reality A dream is a vision, a vision different for each man on the earth. Some dream of the past, events they cannot change, either with horror and shame at their choices or resting content in the preludes to their happiness and glory. Others, knowing their past, look to the future for their greatness or failure to come. One must be careful, though, that these dreams, past or future, do not obscure reality; that one doesn t only see what he wishes to see. The c...
  • Dreams And Fantasies In Our Life's
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    For many people a wall is a place were one can go to escape their fears or the harsh realities of life. It is a place they have created for themselves; a fantasy world. Walls give us hope, dreams, and reality all in one setting. They allow us to believe in ourselves and to push us to make our dreams become reality. I see that there are two kinds of dreams. The dreams we see while we are asleep, and the dreams we see when we are awake. Our dreams while we sleep represent more of a fantasy world, ...
  • Dreams Distort Reality
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    The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison which distorts reality many times in many different ways. This distortion creates a significant effect on the reader. The Narrator's blindness, his dreams, and his surrealistic experiences convey emotion and dramatically show the central theme of the novel, a quest for identity, much greater then realism would. IM's blindness contributes the most to the distortion of the novel during the Battle royal scene. The narrator literally and figuratively wears a blindf...
  • Symbol Language Of The Dream
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    Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Are dreams a source of reliable divination Generations upon generations seem to have thought so. They incubated dreams by travelling afar, by fasting and by engaging in all other manners of self deprivation or intoxication. With the exception of this highly dubious role, dreams do seem to have three important functions: a. To process repressed emotions (wishes, in Freud's speech) and other mental content which was suppr...
  • Willy's Quest For The American Dream
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    'Death of A Salesman,' by Arthur Miller, is a play that tells the story of a traveling salesman, Willy Loman, who encounters frustration and failure as he reflects on and experiences his own life. Willy's quest for the American Dream leads to his failure because throughout his life, he pursues the illusion of the American Dream and not the reality of it. His mindset on perfection, his obsession with success, and his constant reminiscence of the past and foretelling of the future, all contribute ...
  • Neo's Perception Of The Matrix
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    Epistemology is the nature of knowledge. Knowledge is important when considering what is reality and what is deception. The movie "The Matrix" displays a social deception in which Neo, the main character, is caught between what he thought was once reality and a whole new world that controls everything he thought was real. If I were Neo, I would not truly be able to know that I was in the matrix. However, it is rational to believe that I am in the matrix and will eventually enter back into my rea...
  • Various Images Of Sleep And Dreams
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    In The Tempest, author William Shakespeare uses vivid imagery to show how reality, illusion, magic, and dreams can be contrasted among each other to interpret the true meaning of this story more in depth. The imagery of sound, sleep and dreaming, and water all make it easier for the reader to understand the many complex themes that are in The Tempest. Throughout the story of The Tempest, images of sound stand out, each connected to another element in the play such as reality, illusion, magic, an...
  • American Dream As A Reality
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    What is the AMERICAN DREAM? I concluded the matter of dreaming about life's basics wants that are exclusive to North America. The American Dream is the following: Go to college, get a good job, and finally get your own family. If we think about it, the American Dream is indeed a UNIVERSAL DREAM. The concept of the American Dream is created by this value system. The American Dream is intended to be a way of life attainable to all Americans. Whatever maybe the case, the act of trying to escape rea...

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