Thursday, April 11, 2013
Dreaming in TULB
Tereza has many odd dreams throughout the beginning of the novel that all relate to Tomas. They are usually connected to how he sleeps around with many women and is a very commanding man. The specific dream I want to talk about is the one where she is going to get executed, or at least I think it's a dream. It is never explicitly stated, however I think it is supposed to be assumed due to the lack of reality surrounding the scene. It seems like Tereza is very unhappy with life, and the only thing she lives for is Tomas, and she is not happy with his actions. She did not say she wanted to die before, but I think this is the first time she realizes that she contemplates death as a possibility. Later in the novel she says she wants to die, but I haven't finished it yet so I'm not sure if she dies in the end or not. Overall dreams function as an important window into the mind of Tereza, but I wonder what this dream means.