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What are dreams Are they images of a better life Why do we have dreams Is it to maximize our desire What if our dreams come true Will we be happy forever All of these questions and more are easily and simply raised but hardly answered This paper talks mainly about dreams in Toni Morrisons Beloved by comparing the characters having parts in these dreams to Jungian archetypes to have a critical view of this topic and to prove how far the archetypes of Jung are universal and valid for every place and time According to Websters New World Dictionary the word dream conveys several meanings Ill mention all the definitions provided by this dictionary because most of them are going to be useful in further parts of the paper Dream 1-a sequence of sensations images thoughts etc passing through a sleeping persons mind 2-a fanciful vision of the conscious mind daydream fantasy reverie 3-The state as of abstraction or reverie in which such a daydream occurs 4- a fond hope or aspiration 5-anything so lovely charming transitory etc as to seem dreamlike Websters Why would one chose such topic like dreams to talk about in a novel that contains no more than one dream in the traditional concept -the one happening during sleeping - and the answer is that the whole novel seems like a dream and dreams are found in an unusual way throughout the story to reach a higher and more general dream at the end Carl Jung had accomplished a very wide detailed study concerning dreams in which he revolted against Freuds perception that all human motivations have to be sexual Jungs theory of the unconscious differs from that of Freud in most of these respects and as a result so also does his conception of dreams Differentiating between two kinds of unconscious personal and collective one the extended studies concerning the collective unconscious in a special way and the inventing
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