In other words a baby will most likely care about the

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Unformatted text preview: a s l i t t l e t o do with the “how” and instead derives most satisfaction from the “what”. In other words, a baby will most likely care about the thin, delicate texture of a dollar bill as opposed to the means through which “mama” was able to provide him with the bill in the first place. Jung believes “All seek compensation through fantasy” (Jung, 37). Paul Berlin turns to his imagination as a refuge f r o m t h e p u n g e n c y o f w a r ’ s a c t u a l i t y. H i s c r e a t i v e e n d e a v o r compensates for physical pain and emotional heartache by allowing a venue for play and freedom, where one need not d w e l l o n f a c t o r o r d e r. A l t h o u g h n o t re a l i t y, P a u l B e r l i n ’s f a n t a s y i s re a l . D r e a m s are not reality themselves—arguably so—but their very existence in our lives affirms that they indeed are real. His fantasy takes the shape it does because it walks the thin line between realism and the magical. Fantastical elements of d r e a m i n g a r e p r e s e n t i n P a u l B e r l i n ’s f a n t a s y s u c h a s a n ambiguous perception of time, little attention to practical d e t a i l s , a n d e x p r e s s i o n s o f o n e ’s s u b c o n s c i o u s o r i n n e r s e l f . And it is these elements that drive his pursuit of Cacciato as he retreats from his physical reality into the stories of his mind....
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2014 for the course ENGLISH LA English taught by Professor Jameswatson during the Fall '09 term at Seattle Academy.

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