Sweet Dreams??

I was reading a blog about the strangeness behind dreams. I have always been intrigued by the thought of dreams. I am one of those people who likes to know facts and research things. So i decided I would do some research on the meaning and reasons of dreams.

It is a scientific fact that we all dream. Dreams seem to be messages that go beyond the outer appearance. But sometimes, dreams are just random. It is weird how you can kind of picture your dream. But you can’t really explain it to someone else. Also you cant really see anything

During the trial in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice begins to grow larger.  The King and Queen said she was a “mile high.” Alice continues to gradually grow larger. It is as if she is beginning to wake up. Alice is coming back to reality. Waking up from her dreams.

I think Carroll is trying to get kids to come back form reality. It would be great if we could all stay in our own wonderland. But that is just not the way things work. I think that is why we dream. When we dream we are able to go back into that state of mind we had as a young child.

Dreams allow us to..well dream!  Maybe that is why he just a child as a main character for the story. Dreams send us back to a world where there isn’t any stress or pressure. But eventually, we must wake up.

I think Carroll knew that. This is why he presented the story this way. We fall into a dream. A dream that we can’t explain to anyone else. But soon we are woken up and must face reality.


1 Response to “Sweet Dreams??”

  1. 1 Vivian H.
    December 1, 2009 at 12:57 am

    I like your point on facing reality. It does seem like dreaming is used as a way to escape if only for a little while. I do feel that Carroll does quite a nice job questioning how much “reality” do we need until something becomes real. To a child what they imagine is real. To adults only what they can explain is real. To what extent is real? I believe we need a little bit of both, to balance each other out. Your research into dreams makes me want to know more as well.

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