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"In Dreams Begin Responsibilities" is told by an unnamed narrator in the first person. The narrator is asleep and dreams the contents. When the narrator wakes up, it is his 21st birthday.
"In Dreams Begin Responsibilities" was taken from a quotation in a 1914 book of poetry by Irish writer W.B. Yeats. The title implies that the dream described will connect to some sort of responsibility on the narrator's part once he is awake.
This study guide for Delmore Schwartz's In Dreams Begin Responsibilities offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.