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Dreaming Is Just Literature Review Chapter

… However, the research also demonstrates that people that have longer intervals of their REM sleep are generally those who experience distress and anxiety during their wake time. Due to their emotional instability, they tend to have more intense dreams during their REM sleep till the time their brains get completely exhausted that eventually results in their distressed behaviors (Pagel 2008).

While looking at the affect of lack of dreaming from various studies, it has also been analyzed that REM sleep and dreaming has a strong affect on learning and memory consolidation to a great extent because the lack of REM sleep damage and worsen these body and mind functions. This is particularly due to the reason that when an individual lacks in REM sleep, he…. [read more]

Night by Elie Wiesel Essay

… They did not see the evil because they did not want to see the evil. In this way, Wiesel shows the danger of naivete when evil is tightening its grip. In addition to paying attention, we must also ensure that we act against the oppressor rather than acting against the oppressed. Eliezer describes a townswoman named Madame Schachter whose husband and two older sons were mistakenly deported ahead of her and who lost her mind during her own deportation. In order to keep her from screaming, the other townspeople tied her up, stuffed a gag in her mouth, and even beat her to stop her from screaming (Wiesel 1982, 21-23). Madame Schachter may indeed have gone mad but her madness was caused by seeing the…. [read more]

Midsummer Night's Dream Essay

… Midsummer Night's Dream

How Shakespeare Portrays the Nature of Love in Midsummer Night's Dream

Love takes on many shapes in Shakespeare's comedy a Midsummer Night's Dream. At times it feels so strong and passionate that persons are willing to fight for it. At other times it feels so simplistic and misdirected that persons who "fall in love" appear foolish. One thing is certain, however, love requires imagination -- a point that Shakespeare makes over and over again in the play. But because imagination can often run away with it, love also requires some rules, some order, and above all some good will in order for it to flourish. This paper will examine all the different portrayals of the nature of love in Midsummer Night's Dream.…. [read more]

Dreams -- Are They Psychologically Term Paper

… Generally, he postulated that human beings have a protective psychological mechanism designed to shield the psyche from various thoughts and perceptions and from actual memories whose conscious perception could be so traumatic that they would be damaging to the individual to perceive consciously (McWilliams, 2004; Mitchell & Black, 1995). According to Freud, those types of thoughts remain in the subconscious but invariably become the source and the root cause of numerous different types of psychological pathologies in waking life when they are left hidden from the conscious mind and unresolved (McWilliams, 2004; Mitchell & Black, 1995).

More specifically, Freud argued that the actual imagery of dreams represented psychologically significant ideas and that identifying the meaning of those images could provide the basis for linking the…. [read more]

Dreams Mental Illness Impacts Term Paper

… One mental disorder that has been researched with regard to its effect on dreams is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). "The reexperiencing of a traumatic event in the form of repetitive dreams, memories, or flashbacks is one of the cardinal manifestations of posttraumatic stress disorder ("Sleep Disturbance as the Hallmark of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder" 697). These findings correlate findings related to neurosis, in which incorporation of events from daily life into dreams can create anxiety dreams and aversion dreams. The trigger event plays itself out over and over in the mind of the sufferer of PTSD, both in waking and dream life. For example, research on the neurophysiology of animals shows that central nervous system responses that lead to the genesis of REM sleep also are…. [read more]

Midsummer Bottom's Up in a Midsummer Night Essay

… Midsummer

Bottom's Up in a Midsummer Night's Dream

Despite the simplicity -- indeed, the very baseness -- of much of its humor, a Midsummer Night's Dream is actually one of Shakespeare's more complex plays on several levels. The three distinct plots and their varying levels of intersection can lead to a great deal of confusion to an unfamiliar reader or audience member, the language itself often runs sentences that are long and convoluted even by Elizabethan standards, and the themes of sexuality, gender, and free will are complex enough to be interpreted in several conflicting ways. It is also one of Shakespeare's most hilarious comedies, with jokes that range from the aforementioned baseness and vulgarity to utterly delightful witticisms and turns of phrase, often form…. [read more]

Midsummer Nights Dream Term Paper

… Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare weaves together the three levels of a Midsummer Night's Dream: reality in Athens, a dream-state in the woods, and the play-within -- the play. Puck, the only main character who only exists in the forest dream world, ironically appears to the audience at the end of Shakespeare's play to say, "If we shadows have offended, / Think but this, and all is mended, / That you have but slumber'd here...And this weak and idle theme, / No more yielding but a dream." Thus, the presentation of Shakespeare's play adds a fourth dimension to a Midsummer Night's Dream. Shakespeare's play is therefore structured to ask its readers and viewing audiences to contemplate the meaning of fiction and its impact on human consciousness.…. [read more]

Midsummers Night Dream Research Proposal

… hakespeare's a Midsummer Night's Dream: A Literary Criticism

Typical of Shakpespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream is a complex work exploiting the human folly of love and lovers, emotion and responsibility. It is the customary three act play, replete with subplots: Hermia, who is in love with Lysander; the estrangement of Oberon, King of the fairies, and his wife, Titania; Helena and Demetrius, whose relationship is threatened when Oberon interferes with a love potion that puts the cast of lovers into a confused state of mixed and mismatched lovers. The play is playful, the characters flawed by the fate of their humanity or interaction with humans, and fairies represent the imagination of the dream state that characterizes and explains the folly of human emotions, love, and…. [read more]

Midsummer and Elizabeth Creative Writing

… That is not to say that she did not have her suitors or did not take advice from any men in particular. It is well documented that Elizabeth was very much subject to the male opinion in her court. Yet her Golden Speech of 1601 displays a certain arrogance and pride in her understanding of herself: she feigns humility and selflessness, but one easily sees underneath it and kind of self-adulation.

All of this is problematic when it comes to understanding Elizabeth in the light of Midsummer -- for Midsummer is a play about marriage and love -- and how both are selfless states wherein true humility must be adopted by both players. This idea is personified in the players themselves (the players who put…. [read more]

Midsummer's Night Dream Acting Essay

… Lighting:

1. Describe the mood of the lighting.

a. How was color and intensity used to affect mood?

I did not see that they used colored light, but the intensity was greater in scenes for day and less in scenes for night.

b. What other characteristics of light were used to affect mood?

Light was not used to elevate or enhance the mood.

c. Was the lighting appropriate for the mood of each scene? Why or why not?

The light was not used to enhance mood in any way that I could see.

2. Also, was the lighting realistic or nonrealistic?

The light was used to indicate light or dark; there is a degree of reality here because it is darker at night than day.…. [read more]

Night by Elie Weisel Term Paper

… Night by Elie Weisel

Elie Weisel's "Night" is the story of a young Jewish boy caught up in the Holocaust during World War II in Europe. He spent time in the concentration camps Auschwitz and Buchenwald, and was only 16 when the Americans liberated the camps in 1945. He lost his entire family to the camps, and the book is the story of his life during that time. His credentials to write this story are impeccable, since he survived the experience and decided to share the horror of his experience with others, so they would know first hand just what the Nazis did during the Holocaust. The book was first published in 1955, ten years after the war ended.

Another theme of the book is…. [read more]

Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare Essay

… ¶ … Midsummer Night's Dream


A Midsummer Night's Dream uses the play inside of the play to make a positive statement about the acting profession. When the characters watch the play at the finale of Midsummer, they laugh and make fun of what they see, but they do not realize that it is themselves that are foolish because they cannot recognize themselves in the play. Shakespeare employs this ending, nearly the whole of Act V, in order to show how actors are able to see the truth in humans and thus interpret the actions that they see. Undoubtedly, Shakespeare was pointing out the non-actors' folly at the end of Midsummer, yet the non-actors were completely blind to it. Shakespeare seems to be saying that…. [read more]

Midsummer Night's Dream Term Paper

… ¶ … Midsummer Night's Dream

The Stuff that Dreams are Made of:" "A Midsummer's Night's Dream" and "Thirteen Going on Thirty"

Both Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer's Night's Dream" and the director Gary Winick's 2004 film "Thirteen Going on Thirty" might be classified as romantic comedies, despite the fact that one was authored during the 17th century, and the other during the 21st century. "A Midsummer's Night's Dream" dramatizes the various narrative complications that ensue when a group of humans in a romantic triangle accidentally finds their way into the path of a group of fairies in a similar war of the sexes. However, in its own fashion, "Thirteen Going on Thirty" likewise uses the supernatural as a means of escapism that teachers the viewer. Fantasy…. [read more]

Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Essay

… ¶ … Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare. Specifically it will discuss how an all male cast affects three pivotal scenes and explain how this staging tactic demands that audiences respond in a particular way. This play is one of Shakespeare's most famous and most loved. It is funny, entertaining, and fanciful. Using only men in all the roles would have been common in Shakespeare's time, but today, it seems to take away from the impact and humor of the play.

Clearly, the implications and consequences of the play are different when all the cast members are one gender. Some of the passion goes out of the play, and some of the scenes may even seem ridiculous or far-fetched. Personally, the play is funny and…. [read more]

Midsummer Night's Dream William Shakespeare Term Paper

… Hermia is completely at the mercy of the patriarchal society.

Theseus, impatient for his wedding and wishing for a celebratory atmosphere, Philostrate, Master of the Revels, to "stir up the Athenian youth to merriments" (I:I:12). Philostrate calls upon Oberon, King of the Fairies, who in turn calls upon Puck, his mischievous merry servant, to obtain a magical flower so that the juice could be spread on the eyelids of an individual while he/she is sleeping and thus cause them to fall in love with the first person they see upon waking. Note that it is the males, from the Duke to the merry fairy that decide to create mischief in the young Athenians. Oberon orders Puck to spread the juice on Demetrius' eyes, however, Puck…. [read more]

Wild Nights Research Paper

… Emily Dickinson's poem, "Wild Nights!" Wild night!," is famous for being very difficult to interpret. It is a short poem. It involves images centered around the natural imagery, the sea, juxtaposed with romantic themes, such as the "heart." This leads many to believe that the sea is metaphor for something, though the nature of that something is still in dispute.

Because of her idiosyncracies, Dickinson's work cannot be interpreted according to conventional literary principles. It must be interpreted according to common themes in her body of work. Thesis: Wild Nights is one of Dickinson's many "Undiscovered Continent" poems, which deal with the landscape of the mind. Its images of water symbolize the seductive unconsciousness, which is usually accessed through dreams, the excitement of which inspires…. [read more]

Dreams in Shakespeare's Richard III Term Paper

… O coward conscience, how dost thou afflict me!

... shadows to-night

Have stuck more terror to the soul of Richard

Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers

Armed in proof and led by shallow Richmond.

[act V, scene 3, lines 179-80, 217-19]

He sees conscience as a weakening factor; throughout the play he has followed his own counsel and acted according to his own will. Richard has always been self-sufficient, and the power of the device of the dream is that it confronts Richard, inescapably, with himself:

What do I fear? Myself? There's none else by.

Richard loves Richard: that is, I am I.

Is there a murderer here? No. Yes, I am.

Then fly. What, from myself?

[Act V, scene 3, lines 183-6]…. [read more]

Night, by Elie Wiesel Term Paper

… They see change does not matter at all.

The plague bacillus never dies or vanishes entirely... It can remain dormant for dozens of years in furniture or clothing... It waits patiently in bedrooms, cellars, trunks, handkerchiefs and old papers, and... perhaps the day will come when, for the instruction or misfortune of mankind, the plague will rouse its rats and send them to die in some well-contented city (Camus 308).

In the same vein, by the time Wiesel left the camps, God was no longer real to him and the inhumanity of humankind was etched on his brain forever. He saw God as an illusion that allowed His people to suffer in unspeakable ways. "I was the accuser, God the accused. My eyes were open…. [read more]

Dream Interpretation Thesis

… ¶ … Dreams

Preamble: I have suffered from stomach problems since birth. I take medications for the pain, but the problem has persisted throughout my whole life. Doctors have been unable to diagnose or offer a clear cure. On November 10 of this year, my stomach pain became horribly intense and the pain lasted for several hours. I began to worry if the pain signaled an underlying problem like appendicitis or worse: like cancer or a virus. My mind raced toward what would happen if I had to go to the hospital, what I would tell my friends and family, and even how I might die. Thoughts of death persisted, causing me to feel fear and guilt for the unfinished business in my life.

Dream:…. [read more]

Diamonds of the Night Research Paper

… Another motif that the film plays with is the idea that even when one is with something, one is still dealing with the lack of something. This is most commonly portrayed in art through the idea that even in life we are in death. For instance, the presentation of the woman who gives the boys the bread and milk: interlaced with that sequence are images of one boy hitting and killing her. Through that choice Nemec highly suggests that even in life we are in death, that all opposites are co-existing with one another at all times. Generosity and scarcity, gratitude and cruelty, existence and pain. In fact, Nemec demonstrates this to be true more than ever when one boy cannot eat the food that…. [read more]

Canebrake Night Woman Sex Essay

… One day, he will grow too old to be told that a wandering man is a mirage and that naked flesh is a dream. I will tell him that his father has come, that an angel brought him back from Heaven for a while." In other words, she will continue to lie to him. She will tell the boy that his father has returned, at least for a little while. The story ends with the little boy asking if he's missed another angel, the prostitute responds by saying, "Darling, the angels have themselves a lifetime to come to us." The truth is one day she's going to run out of angels (or lies) and her son will become disillusioned with her storytelling and prevarication.

It…. [read more]

Night by Elie Wiesel Term Paper

… If this book is open to speculation and controversy, it is by unthinking people who have no idea of the horrors of the real world, or are so unfeeling that they simply do not care.

The logic of the book is quite sound, which makes it all the more disturbing to the reader. There was no logic to the Nazi regime, and the Jews had to hold on to their logic to survive in the camps. The logic of the book's basic premise is quite sound, and quite well laid out for the reader.

Of course, much important information was omitted from this book, partly because the writer simply had no idea what happened to so many people, and partly because you can only fit…. [read more]

Friday Night Lights Social Issues and Coaching Ethics Essay

… Friday Night Lights

The movie that I have selected i.e. Friday Night Lights is based on the town of Odessa in Texas, USA. The movie portrays good examples of the social issues and coaching ethics. In this movie, the town has shown to have a poor economy and is obsessed with their football team's performance known as the Permian Panthers. This leads to the fact that the coach of the football team is paid large salary just to provide a platform for the team to attain football scholarships in a good college. Similarly, it creates pressure on the players as they know that they must perform in order to improve their living conditions. Thus, the aspects of poverty and economic disparity are shown in the…. [read more]

Dreaming in Cuban Reaction Paper

… Lourdes supports her family, including Rufino, with the success of the Yankee Doodle Bakery. Lourdes and her family represent the victims of the Cuban Revolution- the wealthy individuals that were private land owners. Left with nothing after the seizing of their property, Lourdes and her family were forced to flee Cuba. Lourdes's successful ownership of the bakery represents everything that was not possible in Cuba during the revolution- financial freedom, independence, capitalism, and freedom from the government.

The bakery is something that Celia, Lourdes's mother does not agree with because it does represent the financial excess and unfair practices that she does not support. The extent of which the Cuban revolution infiltrated individual families and the impact that it had on relationships is most definitely…. [read more]

Dream: I Become a Business Essay

… Part II.

The part of my life that I consider off course is my eating habit. School and work have interfered in my normal eating schedule. As a result, I have an irregular eating habit. It is a problem and I consider it as getting off course. It affects my health, ability to be energetic and lively, and interferes with my daily schedules. For example, eating wrong may force me to spend some more time on bed or lose some sleep at night. These changes then interfere with my studies and work.

I try to get on track but provide myself with an excuse that being in school normally leads to such a life-style. I try to reassure myself that this is temporary. But by…. [read more]

Dreams: Racism of Another Color Essay

… ¶ … Dreams: Racism of Another Color

Much of the debate concerning race in this country and indeed around the world has for centuries consisted of listing and extrapolating on the perceived differences from one race to another. Different theorists, politicians, scientists, and social philosophers, great thinkers and small minds alike, have pointed to various perceived differences between races as reasons that they reasonably could or should be separated, treated differently, or even simply understood differently. The differences between races perceived and asserted by these individuals have ranged from those that have a biological or genetic basis, which have been proven largely if not entirely unfounded by today's researchers, to social and cultural differences that certainly exist, though they cannot be said to have a…. [read more]

Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare Term Paper

… William Shakespeare's a Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare the Artist

Born on the 26th of April 1564, William Shakespeare was an English playwright and poet who is widely considered to be the English language's greatest writer. He is regarded as the national poet of England, and is frequently referred to as "the bard" for short. Shakespeare's thirty-eight plays have been translated into every single language and are frequently performed to this day around the world. In addition to his prolific dramatic output, Shakespeare also authored over a hundred sonnets and two long narrative poems.

Shakespeare was born in the English town of Stratford-upon-Avon. There, he married Anne Hathaway when he was only eighteen. The two would go on to have three children, including twins Judith…. [read more]

Women in Midsummer Night's Dream Research Paper

… Hermia is not human but like a wax doll -- her father sculpted her, and he may liquidate her too, if he so chooses.

One might think -- given the hint of Amazon femaleness suggested by Hippolyta -- that the subaltern status of women in the play would produce a kind of solidarity between women. But the women's friendships in the play are actually undercut by the lowered status of women overall. This becomes most evident in the relationship between Hermia and Helena in Act II Scene I, when Helena -- lovesick for Demetrius whom Hermia scorns -- expresses her own status as a woman freely in less-than-human terms:

I am your spaniel; and, Demetrius,

The more you beat me, I will fawn on you:…. [read more]

Mid Summer Night Dream Term Paper

… ¶ … Summer Night Dream

The relationship between Theseus and Hippolyta seems throughout the play to be the solid and stable, a true instrument of orientation for other mortal couple, notably Hermia and Lysander. Opposed to the latter's more idealistic love, the solidity of Theseus and Hippolyta's love is probably due to the personality of the two characters. Strong and stable, mature to the point of extreme rationality, the two have been able to define the terms of their relationship, understand what these terms are and the boundaries that these terms define. This means that they are able to tackle the problems that appear between them much easier than any of the other couples, because they have a simple set of rules by which they…. [read more]

Dream Content as Therapy: Ego vs. Repression Dissertation

… For example: a parent has repeating nightmares, and the child "dreams his dreams " because the child is in a psychic resonance with the parent. The child's dreams end when the parent's does. Four, it might be a repetition of a past traumatic event in current lifetime. For example: a person might dream of a recent rape, a childhood assault or a wartime battle. This type of nightmare is so deeply etched in the psyche that it can require heavy use of behavioral dream-work techniques to modify the content and emotional intensity.

A fifth factor could be that the dream is a depiction of a past or probable life. For example: a client might dream the last events prior to a violent…. [read more]

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