Thursday, March 4, 2010
Every Exit is an Entrance
This piece, although lacking greatly in a creative tone, was extremely insightful and definitely caught my interest. The idea of dreams is one that is often played with in literary works, which is evident through Anne Carson's analysis. This essay breaks apart the odd sensation we come across while dreaming and compares it to other interpretations or themes of dreams that authors have used in the past. I especially appreciated the inserts from Virginia Wolfe's To the Lighthouse, seeing as it is a book that I had read in the past. It is interesting to see how authors play with the use of dream, especially authors like Wolfe who tend to work with a stream-of-consciousness style of narration. All in all, I found this essay extremely enjoyable as it revolved around a topic that I hold in great interest.