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    anxiety- dreams. These dreams “a repressed wish has found a means of evading censorship”(Freud 923). During our days we are fully aware of what is going on in our lives, however when we fall asleep our bodies have no control, we are unconscious, but our brains are still operating. Censorship is supposed to protect us during our sleep. During the day when we experience something painful, whether physically or mentally, we fully experience it. Sleep is a weird…

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    Descartes’ dream argument supports his overarching argument for hyperbolic doubt, described in his Meditations on First Philosophy. The dream argument questions one’s perceptions, conscious and unconscious, and how one determines what is true and what is false. He does this by comparing experiences while awake or dreaming. Descartes continues on that since one also cannot tell the difference between what is a dream and what is real life, our perceptions could overall be false, and “assumes…

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    Analysis Of Robert Wuthnow's American Dream

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    (502). Throughout Wuthnow?s essay, he states that Americans are complaining about working too much and not having enough time to relax; for those reasons, I believe that spare time is a crucial part of my American Dream. Most people who spend a majority of their day working are not truly happy; they wish they had just a little more time to relax and be with their spouses and children. It seems as if now more than ever we have less time to relax: ?Despite the fact that leisure time is less…

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    An author, C. Elizabeth once said, “Real is not dreams. Dreams are not real. Unless you can find the fine line...and erase it.” In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by Shakespeare, the fine line between reality and dreams is truly tested. In the first four acts, dreams influence one’s mind and imagination takes over the characters’ minds. From fairies to unimaginable love interests, it is obvious that one is not in reality. In Act 5 Scene 1, however, everything returns to the norm and reality returns.…

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    During ‘prescientific days’ dreams were considered a ‘manifestation’ of a ‘higher power’. The introduction of psychology, the scientific study of our mind, rejects and replaces this interpretation with many others. Freud lists 4 distinct interpretations. The first is his own interpretation. His states that dreams are a subconscious manifestation of our desires. He explores and supports this interpretation throughout this paper. The second states that dreams are a form of spiritual liberation…

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    Why Do Dreams Cause Fear

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    a. P7: Main Idea: Dreams also can alert us to dangers that are internal. Baltimore learned she had an ulcer by an alert of a dream. Other people get dreams that alert illness like cancer and heart disease. b. Paraphrasing: Mary Agnes found out that her dreams can also alert of dangers inside your body. Like for example, she dreamed that she traveled inside her body and found a boiler room in danger of blowing up. Also, she found that the dream was an alert and she went to a doctor and the doctor…

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    Hopes and dreams are what America is made of, known as the American dream, in The Great Gastby, Fitzgerald relates the American dream to a green light shown here in his statement, “Gastby believed in the green light, of the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter-tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther… and one fine morning--” (Fitzgerald 193) Fitzgerald leaving the sentence unfinished, Nicks believes of one fine morning,…

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    When someone hears the word dream, what words come to their mind? It might be a hope, a trance, or even a wonder. I think of the word ambition. A dream to me is something that I look forward to and it keeps me moving forward to achieve a major goal in my life. Dreams are different in each perspective, but some try to crush others’ dreams. Some think their dreams are more valuable than others. However, who’s to say someone’s dreams are worthless? No one should, but unfortunately that is not the…

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    What is your dream? In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, Winter Dreams, he introduces us to a man named Dexter who has the dream to become a golf champion. Early in the story on page 34, paragraph 3, the author says “He became a golf champion and defeated Mr. T. A. Hedrick in a marvelous match played a hundred times over the fairways of his imagination” But that was not his only dream, he always strived to be wealthier and have more power. Dexter’s dreams were not as achievable as has he…

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    analysis of dreams and the dream-work, Freud theorized that there were two distinct kinds of content in relation to dreams. The first kind of dream content is manifest content and refers to the material experienced in the surface of the dream. Manifest content includes all of the elements of images, thoughts, and content in the dream that is retained in an individual’s memory upon awakening. The second kind of dream content is latent dream-thoughts and refers to the relevant material of the…

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