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The Sandman Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

The Sandman/Oneiros/Morpheus

The Sandman is Morpheus, the god of dreams. He is one of the few gods who has not disappeared, because he is eternal. Although the Sandman is a supernatural figure with power over people's minds, he is also a person with his own motives. In "Calliope," the Sandman shows pity and understanding for Calliope. Even though she has hurt him in the past, he forgives her. He is repulsed by Madoc's self-centered behavior and willingness to degrade another being for his own benefit.

In "A Dream of a Thousand Cats," the Sandman takes the shape of a cat and guides the Siamese by giving her a vision of a past world, an alternate world where cats were dominant over humans. The story of the Sandman emphasizes the power of dreams and the idea that imagination creates reality. The Sandman is also known as a shaper...

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