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The Sandman: Fables and Reflections Themes

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Themes

Dreams

Each of the stories in the book either focuses on a Dream or a solution is found in a Dream.

For instance, in "Fear of Falling," Todd finds a solution to his fear which encourages him to progress his career.

August wisely took the advice of his Dream. Once a year, he took to the streets as a beggar so he could escape the eyes of the gods and think without their scrutiny.

In "The Hunt," Dream also offers a solution. Vassily wants to meet the duke's daughter and Dream provides the opportunity. Vassily chose wisely and kept with his own people instead of pursuing her further.

Some of the characters in these stories did not make such wise choices. Orpheus ignored every hint his Dream gave him. King Haroun of Baghdad had a foolish dream and lost the entire kingdom of which he was so proud.

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