Critical Essay on Fiction:
Throughout history dreams have been associated with sacred revelation and prophecy. Sigmund Freud believed that every dream is a wish fulfillment. However, dreams can often mean the opposite of what they seem to mean; that is, we often see our own desires as they are often reflected (and mirror-reversed) through others.
Do you agree that dreams in Malaysian fiction in English are a fulfillment of desires/wishes or rather a reverse of them? To prove your point, discuss the use of dreams in the stories and the novels covered this semester. Give appropriate examples from the texts. [20 marks]
The moment I finished reading this question, my face turned into--> o,0? Never in life would I ever dream of getting question such as this! Never!! I was amazed, to be honest. Surprise? Yes! "Surpply!!!" haha... Such interesting topic ^__^
Did some reading including those I should have done sometimes ago, opps*
Short stories: It's All In The Dream, Haunting The Tiger, Ibrahim Something, Journey...
Novels: Green Is The Colour ( =,= till the end) & The Return (still havent finish, opps*)
Sigmund Freud's dream analysis.
Dream is fulfillment of wishes. What do you think of this statement?
After all those readings and brain storming moments, I think to some extend I have to agree to it.
From what I understand so far, there are generally 2 types of fulfillment of wishes: wish for something to happen in real life & wish for certain thing/event to be avoided. There are wishes expressed through the conscious description provided by the dreamer, however most wishes are unconsciously represented, only dream interpretation can uncover the wish. There are 3 typical anxiety dreams: embarrassment dreams of nakedness, dreams of the death of a beloved one, dreams of failing an examination.
From what I have read and analysed, there are points he mentioned were quite related to my own personal life too. Of course, I dont mean to say I agreed on everything he stated there. Everyone has a different life and thinking.
Sometimes, the mind is so powerful that it can actually interpret the hidden meaning of the dreams we had, influence our life and actions. There was once when I was a child, I had a really bad dream about the death of someone that I'm very close with. Our relationship was kinda tense sometimes. We quarrelled a lot and we both shared the same strong character-cannot afford to lose in any aspect at all, in the other word we want to be only the winner, not the loser. Yet, I can assured that we really love and care for each other, no hatred.
The moment I woke up from the dream, I knew it was from God, He wants me to learn something from it. I woke up, sat there for a very long time, thinking about the dream I just had... 'Was it just a dream? But it seems so real. Never in my life had I felt that way.' To lose someone in life forever, the feeling is aweful. All I wanted to is say I'm sorry and give a BIG hug. From that day onward, I have learnt to try my best to tolerate and to be patient in many ways. I'm not saying I'm super good in tolerating and be patient, I'm not perfect, yet I did my best to break my old records.
All I wanted to conclude here is that, the dream I had changes my life. I guess it's a fulfillment of wish in some ways because deep down in my heart, I have always hoping not to lose this person in my life or let the hatred to tear us apart.
Treasure the people you love before they close their eyes forever!
*I cant believe I've started writing this post 10 days ago and completed only today!*