Life Is a Dream Discussion Questions

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Although dreams are generally thought not to be real in themselves, they have often had the power to transform reality. Choose two works from the following list and write an essay discussing the way in which dreams recounted in those works transform the course of reality when they are heeded or fail to do so when they are unheeded: the Joseph story in the book of Genesis, Chaucer's poem The Book of the Duchess, Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, Charles Dickens's novel A Christmas Carol, or the original 1962 version of the film The Manchurian Candidate, directed by John Frankenheimer.

The poet William Wordsworth wrote that “the Child is father of the Man.” Compose a dialogue between King Basilio and his son, Segismundo, in which they argue about the truth of Wordsworth's observation.

Read Lope de Vega's play Fuente ovejuna (The Sheep Well) and...

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