Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Kardos, Michael

Committee Member

Claggett, Shalyn

Committee Member

Pierce, Catherine

Date of Degree

11-25-2020

Original embargo terms

Visible to MSU only for 2 years

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Campus Access Only

Major

English

Degree Name

Master of Arts

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

Abstract

Dreams hold a particular interest in the minds of literary authors across recorded history. Long looked at as messages of prophecy or visions from the gods, it was not until the 20th century that dreams began to be studied for their psychological impact on the human brain. With an analysis of dream interpretation, the usage of dreams throughout creative fiction give writers the ability to craft characters with a deeper sense of characterization that cannot be otherwise achieved through normal means. With this important tool in hand, this creative thesis uses dreams as a method of characterization while analyzing how it has been used throughout other works of modern-day fiction.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/20883

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