The Sandman: The Wake Setting & Symbolism

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Dreaming

The Dreaming is the centerpiece of the Sandman comic's world. It is the home to the Endless family. The Endless Family is a group of immortals that inhabit the mythical land of Dreaming. The Dreaming, also referred to as Dreamtime, appears in many different ways throughout the book and the series as it is a realm - not a concrete place. Therefore, it changes for every person that views it. Because the Dreaming is a part of the imagination, it often seems surreal, which is part of its character and charm to the reader.

There is more than one "heart" to the Dreaming, although the Castle is typically regarded as the main location inside the Dreaming. It is where the Endless live and/or gather. Its gate is guarded by three unearthly creatures - a wyvern, hippogriff and a gryphon. These creatures are mythical and at least...

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