Einstein's Dreams Characters

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Albert Einstein is working as a patent clerk in Berne, Switzerland, and he is working on a theory of time as part of his theory of relativity. Einstein has become obsessed with time because he is dreaming about time every night. In every one of his dreams, time has a different character, and the character of time affects the lives of the people of Berne and of the world. Essentially, each dream describes a different universe. Einstein's dreams drive him to find the truth about time. They also exhaust him.

Einstein is a solitary person, not sharing his dreams or his theory with his friends or family. He works early and late, dreams restlessly at night, and works through his thoughts in solitude. The people around him do not know what is going on in his mind or how he is uncovering meaning about the universe. In...

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