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Sources:, Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman and Joseph Campbell: In Search of the Modern Myth by Stephen Rauch, Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Morpheus, "Seasons of Mist" move from dreamer to dreamer, from dream to dream, hunting for what I need. Symbols Three-in-One Evokes Christian and ancient mysticism Hearts Symbolize love and represent Desire, one of Morpheus’s siblings ADVERSARIES Morpheus Embodiment and ruler of dreams Lyta Hall Grieving mother; seeks revenge Death Compassionate personification of death Daniel Morpheus’s choice to replace him The Kindly Ones Mythic punishers of those who spill family blood FATHER SIBLINGS ADVERSARIES ALLIES Orpheus Immortal Greek musician; longs for death Morpheus, or Dream, is imprisoned for 70 years by a magician. After he escapes, Morpheus begins to rebuild his shattered kingdom of dreams. As he begins to recognize how much his capture affected him, and how much his past actions affected other people, Morpheus realizes he must change or die. Dream a Little Dream MAIN CHARACTERS The Sandmanby the Numbers Year The Sandman: Overture won the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story 2016 Gaiman’s age when he started writing The Sandman 26 Members of the Endless family: Dream, Death, Destiny, Destruction, Delirium, Despair, and Desire 7 Years between the publication of The Sandman and its prequel, The Sandman: Overture 25 One of the premier fantasists of our time, Gaiman made a name for himself with his innovative take on the Sandman, one of DC Comics’s lesser-known characters. With his creation, Gaiman changed the face of comics, and his influence continues to this day. NEIL GAIMANBORN 1960 Author Themes Change While some characters embody change, others, like Morpheus, have to learn how to accept it. Rules Rules create order in the world of the Dreaming, and the Kindly Ones destroy Morpheus for breaking their rule. Family Morpheus has complicated relationships with his family—the Endless—while other characters are driven by love for and loyalty to their families. English Original Language 1988–96 Years Published Neil Gaiman Author The Sandman Fantasy Series

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