Essay on Waking Life
Waking Life is clearly an experiment, and, as such, looks and feels much …show more content…
A man in a dream state encounters many characters who, one by one, talk about their views on the meaning, perception, and reality of human existence.
Dreams. What are they? An escape from reality or reality itself? Waking Life follows the dream(s) of one man and his attempt to find and discern the absolute difference between waking life and the dreamworld. While trying to figure out a way to wake up, he runs into many people on his way; some of which offer one sentence asides on life, others delving deeply into existential questions and life's mysteries. We become the main character. It becomes our dream and our questions being asked and answered. Can we control our dreams? What are they telling us about life? About death? About ourselves and where we come from and where we are going? The film does not answer all these for us. Instead, it inspires us to ask the questions and find the answers ourselves.
It's an entirely mesmerizing experience on its visual merits alone. The fact that it also goes for substance's jugularrelentlessly so makes it a truly rare and exceptional film. Some people will criticize this movie for over-thinking.
It allows people to speak freely on their own terms about life, love, hate, doubts, and dreams, then