Dreams and Reality

What's the difference?

What is real? Give examples of the following:

  • Something you can touch, smell, and taste.
  • Something you know is true.
  • Not things that just look/seem real.
  • Pretending something does not make it real.
  • Saying something is real does not make it real.
  • Facts are real. Fiction is not real. Science fiction is not real.
  • An event that people other than you can remember means it really happened.
  • Non fiction is about things that really happened.

What is a dream?

  • A dream happens while you are asleep.
  • A dream is a series of pictures, ideas, and feelings that happen while you sleep.
  • Dreams can last for a few seconds, or as long as twenty minutes.
  • The average person has three to five dreams per night.
  • Dreams tend to last longer as the night progresses.
  • During a full eight-hour night sleep, two hours of it is spent dreaming.


What does Calderon de la Barca say about dreams?

1. It is hard to tell what is a dream and what is reality.

2. Try to be kind, polite, and helpful at all times.

3. Make the most of reality.

relevant vocabulary:

interpretation, belief, confused, ethical, ancient, idea, primitive, philosophy, exist, imaginable

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