October 07, 2004

How Similar are Hallucinations and Dreams?

An Occurance on Owl Creek Bridge was one of my favorite short stories. It was so descriptive that made it so interesting it was impossible to put down once you started reading it. The author made me feel like I was there watching this guy fall from the bridge. I am a person who loves description. It makes it more intersting and gets the author's point across. That is exactly why I liked "An Occurance on Owl Creek Bridge."

I think that this story relates to many people because people do have dreams that seem really real and that is the connection between the readers of owl creek bridge and Peyton. Throughout the story, Peyton had several hallucinations and created a whole line of events in his head and truly belived that he saw his wife walk towards him and then sudden feels the pain-reality. I related to this story by my own dreams that I have had. Dreams seem very believable at the time you have them. There were many times that I thought my dream was real and came to realize that it was all made up-just a story I created in my head.

Up until reading this story I never connected Hallucinations and Dreams. Now that I think about it I think that they are very similar. We create both of them in our heads the only difference is hallucinations are considered dangerous and dreams are considered pretty peaceful... (I don't know if I peaceful is the right word? lol) But anyways, they both create stories that make our mind believe. They paint pictures for us and show color and pain and make our brain think we are experiencing them until reality kicks in. I think I made a great connection-I'm so excited!!!! Haha well I would like to hear what yous have to say so make sure you comment and it's ok if you think I'm complete nuts - I won't take it personal!

Posted by GinaBurgese at October 7, 2004 04:44 PM

Gina, I recognize you in EL150, but i dropped that class for some reason. In my memory, you are a girl of personality. You always confidently hold your opinion with no negotiation, and very contentious. Thatís cool. I like that.It's good to see you again.


Posted by: Hui Lin at October 9, 2004 10:09 PM

I had the same idea that the story seemed like a dream. You made a very interesting thought that hadnt occured to me, whether it was a hallucination or a dream. The links you had were really helpfull! After looking at them, maybe i should have used the word hallucination in my blog? I wonder what if other's think it is a dream or hallucination? Trish posted on my blog she felt it was a journy. Check it out!

Posted by: Erin at October 10, 2004 10:10 PM
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