The Cure for Dreaming Themes & Motifs

Cat Winters
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Women's Equality

This theme is constantly shown throughout the course of the book. The first time that the theme is shown is when Olivia is dealing with her father. Her father is trying to control her life, telling her who she is able to see and what she is able to do with her life. When Olivia expresses a desire to do something besides become a house wife, he gets angry. She talks about going to school, but he dismisses that as pointless. This leads to him seeking Henry to hypnotize and change Olivia.

The second time this theme is shown is through the character of Percy. When Percy takes Olivia out he treats her like she isn’t even a person. He makes decisions for her and doesn’t bother to stick up for her when his friends say insulting things about her. He gets offended...

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