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In Dreams Begin Responsibilities | Study Guide

Delmore Schwartz

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Overview

Author

Delmore Schwartz

Year Published

1937

Type

Short Story

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

"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.

Tense

Present

About the Title

"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.

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