Einstein's Dreams - Study Guide 2 June, 1905 through 10 June, 1905 Summary & Analysis

Alan Lightman
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On June 2, Einstein dreams that time travels backward. People and things are revitalized and grow young with the passage of time. An old woman, alone and barely alive, becomes younger. She spends time with friends and takes up her hobby of crochet. Her husband comes to life, and they become young together. She begins teaching again. Growing still younger, she goes to school and then lives with her parents, eventually becoming a baby again.

Others live their lives backward as well. A man receives the novel prize, and then moves backward in time while he works alone in a small room. Another man attends his friend's funeral, knowing afterward that the friend will become alive and looking forward to a past day together.

Einstein's dream of June 3 portrays a world where a lifetime lasts only one day. People only see the season in...

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