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    Dreams are a fascinating phenomenon that all mammals do and no one really knows why. People have ideas on why, for instance, some think mammals dream for a reason like practicing scenarios. Some others think it is just because the brain simply cannot go inactive and certain chemicals are released that make us think weird, funny, or scary dreams. Even though many different disciplines study dreams and why we dream, their views can be mostly contrasting. Dreams are so complex that there is not just one field that studies it. There are multiple disciplines that study dreams and most have different views about them. The ones that will be discussed throughout the paper are neurology, neurophysiology, ethnography, cognitive psychology and psychiatry,…

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    The Jack Johnson Concert

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    It was warm, humid and cloudy on the day of our Jack Johnson concert. Despite the warmth, it was a perfect day to be outside and sitting on the lawn at the DTE Music Center to enjoy some relaxing tunes. Jack Johnson is classified as a folk and acoustic rock musician, however I compare him between a calmer version of John Mayer and Jason Mraz combined. He plays an acoustic electric guitar, but his guitar playing skills are nowhere near as good as his writing skills. He plays basic guitar chords,…

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    There is a vast difference between the American Dream and the reality of living in the U.S.; in which having money does not always lead to happiness. In F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby the American Dream is seen as an ambition for many and nothing to others. It seems that during the 1920s anybody and everybody wanted to achieve the American Dream. Americans felt that having money was the only way to be happy. For George Wilson and Jay Gatsby, that was the ultimate goal; to be rich,…

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    constantly in both plays. The themes create the driving power behind most of the action in the plays. In both A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Othello, the nature of love is communicated in two different ways. The first way is that love is a random, irrational, and blind power that individuals will risk everything to hold onto. The second interpretation is that love is an illusion; it is not everlasting or unstoppable. These two interpretations of the nature of love are very similar in A…

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    Introduction In William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream tale between several lovers, the contrasting impacts of illusion against reality, allows the demonstration of conflict through love. Not able to be terminated by one’s own consciousness, there are an array of incidences where magic has aided in the detriment of reality leading into conflicting circumstances between the pairs; Demetrius and Helena, Lysander and Hermia. Directly through the concept of love using a supernatural ‘love…

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    In both “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (“Dream”) and “The Tempest” (“Tempest”), Shakespeare aims to show the difference between the two kings of his plays. Oberon and Prospero contribute largely to the events that occur in both comedies- Oberon instructs Puck to create the love potion in “Dream” and Prospero got Ariel to help him capsize the ship the Duke of Milan, is on in “Tempest”. Inevitably, readers will compare the similarities and differences they have because of the same role they are given…

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    Shakespeare made many plays, but not all were the same. Two interesting and captivating plays of his are the one of “King Lear” and “A Midsummer Night 's Dream.” The play King Lear, first performed on stage in December 26, 1606. King Lear is a play by William Shakespeare that took place in a tragic setting in which many conflicts…

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    Shakespeare has a tendency to analyze that “The course of true love never did run smooth”(A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Act 1, Scene 2). In Othello, William Shakespeare explores a tragic love that is caught in rumors and judgment. His play has been adapted into films, plays, and stories such as Djanet Sears’ 1990s adaptation, Harlem Duet. Sears explores Othello’s desire to protect himself in his romantic relationship through the voice of his first wife Billie. Shakespeare’s and Sears’ Othello…

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    Some of William Shakespeare’s most famous pieces are Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy, where two people from feuding families fall in love and are forced to keep it a secret. Romeo and Juliet get married in secret and in the end, they die in each other’s arms. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, however, is quite the opposite. This story is about the four lovers Demetrius, Lysander, Hermia, and Helena. Lysander and Hermia are in love but Hermia’s father…

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    Why Do We Dream?

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    ‘Why do we dream?’ has been one of the questions that psychologists are forever trying to resolve. Researchers had come up with many theories as of why dream occurs, and one of the common theories stated that dreams might reflect human subconscious thoughts. Thus the aim of this paper is to investigate the extent to which dream represents the human subconscious. This paper was written mainly from researches on the Internet. It covered a wide range of resources such as website, research papers,…

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