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She starts to sort it out to turn over the day scraps feelings words and laughter all are like a thin layer of rubbish that she gathers up and throws into the basket 9 In AB Yehoshuas novel The Lover Asya utilizes dreams to release her inner-tensions Yehoshua employs Asyas dreams as symbolic prophetic mechanisms that parallel the subtle emotional conflicts within the characters and her self Once Asya is deprived of her lover Gabriel she is consumed by his absence and immediately begins to dream about him The first of Asyas dreams described in the novel reflects her unconscious desire to reunite with Gabriel and abandon her family The dream places Asya within a military encampment as an educator on a fieldtrip paralleling Gabriels own military excursion 14 Like the dreamer the reader is also unable to make the connection between the dream and Gabriel because both are uncertain of Gabriels military career at the novels onset The faces of children from Dafis class that Asya encounters are analogous to the young boyish faced men in Gabriels platoon 14 297 While Dafis class attends compulsory education the soldiers have been forced into military service Dafis class also creates a commentary on the Zionist movement Though the Zionist movement recently catalyzed the creation of an Israeli state the Israelis must now defend their independence in the Yom Kippur War The field trip in Asyas dream exposes the young children to war corrupting their naivety and innocence These children must be prepared they must sacrifice their childhoods for war because most Israelis believe their independence will continually be contested regardless of the outcome of the Yom Kippur War Like Gabriel Asya is lost within the encampment she does not understand her purpose but eventually understands her position with the guidance of a superior Asya is teaching the importance of history to war-weary adults who have had their educations cut short by war 15 The
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