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The Dreamseller Essay

1336 words - 6 pages

The world is full of people, who aspire to do something great in their life, but then their hopes and dreams are taken away from them and they decide to give up on them which lead them to losing their will of living and pursuing goals. Augusto Cury demonstrates to us that one man can change the outcome of someone’s future life choices. One man can make dreams feel so attainable and achievable. One man can light the last matchstick left in a strangers hope. In “The Dreamseller by Augusto Cury, we are introduced to a man who us seen as a Sage, a man who likes to sell dreams to people and add a simple coma to those trying to put a period to their lives. He brings new hope to the ...view middle of the document...

The difference between us is that I recognize my ignorance.” (Cury 13) The professor was a jumble of empty ideas and superficial concepts about life and death. Maybe what he needed was to encourage his ignorance, which is quite a change for a man who always considered himself an intellectual. The Dreamseller with his endless piercing questions had stripped the man bare. The professor had a promising academic career; he had earned doctoral degrees and became an expert in his field. He had always been self centered and expected that others would orbit around his brilliance. When the professor came back to his senses he revealed who he was, Julio Lambert. Now he felt like a helpless child realizing his own fears and ignorance. Julio was being called a boy and didn’t react with rage. Instead, for the first time, he took pleasure in recognising his smallness. He no longer felt like a man reaching the end, but one starting anew because of this stranger known as the Dreamseller.
We finally meet a lady who likes to think of herself as a really unattractive. She believes, she will never find true love because she is overweight. The young lady believes that her looks are the reason why she can’t get someone to like her. She felt doomed to a life of rejection and unhappiness. The lady was negative and overly self-critical. She always put herself down in the presence of other women. Living in a life of hopelessness and despair with no ambition or goals she thinks she is a failure as she states’’ I’m so deeply sad and lovely. Can someone who’s unattractive be loved one day? Can someone who’s never been asked out have a chance of finding true over?’’ (Cury 42) She dreamed of being kissed, held, loved, and admired but you could see she had been ridiculed, rejected, called names. Her self-esteem had been killed in childhood. The Dreamseller explains to the lady that it is possible to find true love, but even with true love on your side you can never be happy if you cannot learn to love yourself. To find true love you must stop being a slave. She becomes curious to why the Dreamseller is doing this, why would he help her. The Dreamseller then decides to fill her in on what she should do as says “Stop being a slave to society’s standards for beauty.”(Cury 19) She fell silent to reflect on his words. In a world consumed with wants, no once plans to have friends, no one plans to be tolerant, to conquer phobias, to have a great love.

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