Unformatted text preview: him. In Gautier’s “the Mummy’s foot” Princess Hermonthis surmounts the separation of reality, leaving the protagonist and general population perplexed with essence of reality. In Nodier’s “Smarra,” although more muddled, mystifies members of the audience, with the question are we ever truly not dreaming? As the narrative incessantly slips perception, we never truly know what the dream is and what reality remains. Do we say the end and beginning are realities and the middle was just the reveries of a guilty man? Or was the man caught in the horrid tales dreaming of the life with a bride… Questions, not answers, are what the fantastic provides....
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course ANTHRO 02303 taught by Professor Deacon during the Spring '09 term at Berkeley.
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