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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 18, Dreamreading Summary

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Chapter 18, Dreamreading Summary

The Dreamreader fully recovers his strength and continues to read old dreams. He wonders what the old dreams are all about and cannot seem to derive any meaningful information from the procedure of reading them. He holds conversations with the Librarian about his inability to make sense of what he is doing and wonders aloud why the dreams are meaningless. He finally concludes that perhaps an imperfection in his mind disallows the processing of the dreams to meaningful data.

Chapter 18, Dreamreading Analysis

The chapter investigates the process of reading old dreams; the Dreamreader wonders why he has been appointed to work at the procedure and wonders what it means. Although he appears to be successfully reading old dreams they are nonsensical to him—mere random images without apparent meaning. The Librarian does not seem particularly troubled by this. The Dreamreader concludes that perhaps his...

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