The recurring dream

Lesson 1

The Recurring from England

 

Summary

 

Dream: A Story

 

‘The Recurring Dream' is a supernatural story about a mysterious dream which appears almost every night. A beautiful girl of 25, Kimberly Clark is the central figure of this story. She lives in London with her roommate Janet Wilson. Kim loves to dance and has many friends. She has a good position in a large company. A mysterious recurring dream is a single problem in Kim's life.

 

The strange dream always begins on a village road. Kim stands on this road and finds a lane with a white fence and a hedge on each side. There is a small cottage at the end of lane, the house has white color with green shutter. In the dream, Kim walks up to the lane and enters inside the house. She finds a man sleep in a bed. The man seems very old with white hair and white beard. Kim goes near to the bed and man wakes up. When Kim opens her mouth to speak to him, she wakes up in her apartment in London.

This dream disturbs Kim very much. Following the suggestion of Janet, they go to countryside to visit Janet's parents next Saturday morning Kim sits back on the seat and closes her eyes. A little later, as Janet turns the car onto a country road, Kim wakes up. She requests Janet to stop the car and comes out from the car. This place was very similar to the place of her dream. Although Janet requests Kim not to go there but Kim does everything whatever she used to do in her dream. Finally, she reaches up to the house. Everything looks exactly the same except a sign "FOR SALE. When Kim knocks the door, an old man opens it and closes immediately. The man was also very similar to Kim's dream. Kim finds herself in confusion. She requests old man to open the door and also says that she wants to buy the house. The old me says that she can't buy the house because a ghost haunts it almost every night. When Kim ask who the ghost told marries that it is Kim herself, and then he closes the door

 

In this story, both Kim and old man see and other in their dream. This recurring dream does not disturb only to Kim but also to the old man. This haunting dream might be the one for selling house. This story does not provide any background why Kim has recurring dream. Kim must have some terrible event of loss in her life. Routine and busy life of London might be the next cause of her dream. As Freud says that represent desires are appeared in dream in displacement form, it might be the Kim’s desire to have boy partner.





Short Answer Questions

 

 

1.Write the story of The Recurring Dream' in brief. (5)

 

2076 Partial Do No. 5a

 

The Recurring Dream' is a supernatural story about a mysterious dream which appears to Kim almost every night. A beautiful girl of 25, Kimberly Clark is the central figure of this story. She lives in London with her roommate Janet Wilson. Kim loves to dance and has many friends. She has a good position in a large company. A mysterious recurring dream is a single problem in Kim's life.

 

The strange dream always begins on a village road. Kim stands on this road and finds a lane with a white fence and a hedge on each side. There is a small cottage at the end of lane. The house has white color with green shutter in the dream, Kim walks up to the lane and enters inside the house. She finds a man asleep in a bed. The man seems very old with white hair and white beard. Kim goes near to the bed and man wakes up. When Kim opens her mouth to speak to him, she wakes up in her apartment in London

 

This dream disturbs Kim very much. Following the suggestion of Janet, they go to countryside to visit Janet's parents next Saturday morning Kim sits back on the seat and closes her eyes A little later, as Janet turns the car onto a country road, Kim wakes up. She requests Janet to stop the car and comes out from the car This place was very similar to the place of her dream. Although Janet requests Kim not to go there but Kim does everything whatever she used to do in her dream. Finally, she reaches up to the house. Everything looks exactly the same except a sign FOR SALE When Kim knocks the door, an old man opens it and closes immediately. The man was also very similar to Kim's dream. Kim finds herself in confusion She requests old man to open the door and also says that she wants to buy the house. The old man says that she can't buy the house because a ghost haunts it almost every night. When Kim asks who the ghost is, old man replies that an Kim herself, and then he closes the door.




2.Why does Janet want to take Kim to her parent’s farm for a few days?

 

2059 Q.No.5a, 2071 Set C Q.No.5a, 2072 Partial B Q.No.5a, 2074 Partial set C Q.No.5a and 2074 Partial Set C Q.No.5a

 

When Kim shares her problematic dream with her friend Janet Wilson, Jane suggests her to go to her parent’s farm house in the country. Janet says so because countryside is peaceful and naturally beautiful. She thinks Kim would forget about her recurring dream by seeing the scenic beauty of her father's farm. Another reason can be that has been living in the same place for a long time and city is crowded. Janet thinks that if Kim changed the setting, her mind would be preoccupied with some other thing and forget the man and place of her dream. The old man with white hair and beard of her dream has troubled her a lot Janet inks that he would not reappear to her once she changes the setting Third reason can be that Kim might have relief from her busy schedule She will be in leisure and get freedom from her work. Since the dream is the mental related problem Jane wants to treat her in that way. This is all the treatment Janet has given to Kim. Simply looking the solution thought and suggested by Janet is praiseworthy but the fate took a different turn.



3. How does Janet help her friend Kim when she was troubled by the ghost in her dream?

 

2073 Set C Q.No.5a

 

Kimberly Clark is a beautiful girl of 25 living in an apartment of London. But the beautiful girl is troubled by the ghost in her dream. Being troubled by the recurring dream, she opts to share it with her own roommate Janet Wilson Janet suggests that she should go to visit her parents' farm in the countryside Kim agrees to visit the peaceful countryside. There in the countryside Kim sees the place of her dream and goes to visit it despite Janet's suggestion of forgetting that all. When she sees the ghost of her dream, she gets confused and perhaps thinks about the reality of the man who opened and closed the door for her.



4. How did Janet Wilson help her friend Kim when she was troubled by the ghost? (5)

 

2072 Supp No. 5a

 

Janet Wilson helped her friend Kim when she was troubled by the ghost by taking to the countryside. When Kim shares her problematic dream with her friend Janet Wilson, Janet suggests her to go to her parent's farm house in the countryside. Janet says so because countryside is peaceful and naturally beautiful. She thinks Kim will forget about her recurring dream by seeing the scenic beauty of her father's form. Kim has been living in the same place for a long time and city is crowded. Janet thinks that if Kim changed the setting her mind would be preoccupied with some other thing and forget the man and place of her dream. The old man with white hair and beard of her dream has troubled her a lot. Janet thinks that he would not reappear to her once she changes the setting.



5. What do you think is the reason some people have recurring dreams?

 

2063 Q.No.5a and 2072 Set C Q.No.5a

 

Since there is no rigid scientific reason behind why people see recurring dream, every answer to this question is mere a logical prediction and supposition Psychoanalysts however think that we see such dream because of our desires They are the product of our unfulfilled wishes. The wishes that are unfulfilled get restored in our unconscious mind but while at sleep they come into from and we see dream. While talking about the recurring dream, we might also predict some other causes: We see such dreams simply because of stress, overwork, accidents, and imagination, Many the times the past life memories come into existence which we have never thought of Some other time we see the dream again and again when there is a deep impression d some person and event in our mind. In our dreams sometimes we see ghosts, wild animals, great buildings, juggles, death person, friends etc. In my opinion we see these persons, animals, things because of our unsatisfied desires or accident or terrible encounter with these things and objects We have experienced that what we desire in a daytime, occurs in our dream at night. So, desire of getting something might be the cause of recurring dream In the same way sometimes we see same dream day by day. We have experienced the fact that we fail in our exam in the dream if we are waiting for exam result. So fear might be the cause of dream. Whatever the interpretation we pass they lack the scientific ground because they are mere assumptions

 

 6. What is Kim's recurring dream about? Discuss it in brief.

 

2071 Set A Q.No.5b

 

Kim, the protagonist of the story, “The Recurring Dream”, sees an Old Man in her dream regularly. Though, we are not sure why such a man exists in Kim's mind, he is indeed peculiar. He is quite old by age he has his hair and beard white. The man of Kim's dream lives alone in the countryside in a cottage with green shutter. He lives in the house that is put for sale The man always is seen lying on the bed at the corner of his house He wakes up and sits on the bed but Kim never succeeds to communicate with him in her dream But the surprising is the case that the man of Kim's drear ears ready. Thus, the little white beard and white-haired old man is quite mysterious. Ina entry level a reader can seek out the relation between these people.



7. Describe the man Kim sees in the house. [5]

 

2071 Set D Q.No.5a

 

The protagonist of the story, “The Recurring Dream”, Kimberly Clark Send a recurring dream. The dream is about an old man and the countryside and a cottage in which the old man lives Though it is very difficult to say what this dream means lo her it is a strange dream. In the dream she stands on a country road which has late with a white fence. On the top of the little hill, she sees little white cottage with green shutters. She walks up to the house and finds an old man. He is old with white hair and white beard. When Kim goes near his bed, the man wakes up Then he sits up and looks towards her when Kim opens, her mouth to speak with him, she wakes up in her room in London. This mysterious dream repeats to her almost at the same time every night It is an unusual dream and it bothers her a lot. Despite her good job and satisfaction in the city of England, she suffers with this dream. The dream is about the countryside its hill and lane and a cottage and its man.



8. What does the little, old man do when he sees Kim at the door? [5]

 

2069 Supp Q.No.5a

 

The little old man immediately tries to close the door happened so unexpected when one day Janet proposes. Kim to visit her (Janel's parents farm house As they pass through a country road, kit sees the similar scene which she sees in her dream They stop there. Janet does not want Kim to go and see the small cottage but Kim is so stubborn. When Kim approaches by walking up the similar lane the house, she closely observes it. The house los exactly the same, except for a sign in front of the house which said 'FOR SALE’. Unlike her dream, Kim goes to the door of the house and knocks and to her surprise the same old man answers the door. The old man then perhaps recognizes Kim who he might have seen in is dream too So he immediately does the door. But after Kim's request, he opens the door


9. Why does Janet Wilson ask Kim to go to her parents' farm? How far does she follow Kim? Does Kim reach her parents' farm? [10]

 

2076 Set B Q.No.4a

 

When Kim shares her problematic dream with her friend Janet Wilson, Janet suggests her to go to her parent's farm house in the countryside. Janet says so because countryside is peaceful and naturally beautiful. She thinks Kim would forget about her recurring dream by seeing the scenic beauty of her Father's farm

 

Another reason can be that Kim has been living in the same place for a long time and city is crowded. Janet thinks that if Kim changed the setting, her mind would be preoccupied with some other thing and forget the man and place of her dream. The old man with white hair and beard of her dream has troubled her a lot Janet thinks that he would not reappear to her once she changes the setting. Third reason can be that Kim might have relief from her busy schedule She will be in leisure and get freedom from her work Since the dream is related with mind, Janet wants to treat her in that way

 

Following the suggestion of Janet. they go to countryside to visit Janet's parents next Saturday morning. Kim sits back on the seat and closes her eyes. A little later, as Janet tums the car onto a country road, Kim wakes up. She requests Janet to stop the car and comes out from the car. This place was very similar to the place of her dream. Up to this place, Kim follows Janet.

 

Actually, Kim doesn't reach to Janet's parents farm Kim climbs down of the car in the country road and does everything whatever she used to do in her dream. Finally, she reaches up to the house. The house in which the old man with white hair and beard lives perhaps makes Kim understand the mystery lying behind the recurring dream.



10. What causes Kim's uneasiness? What does she dream about? What could be the reason behind dreaming same thing, same person and same place?[10]

 

2076 Set C Q.No.4a

 

Kimberly Clark is a young lady of 25 with a sound jobs living in London She has friends and she loves to dance. But there is something that disturbs her causing uneasiness. The mysterious dream she sees almost every night causes uneasiness to her. She sees strange person and place in her dream.

She dreams about a strange place and person. In the dream she finds herself in the country lane which is covered by white fence and white hedge She walks in her dream up to the hill where a cottage with green shutters les. Inside the cottage, there is an old man with white hair and white beard on the bed When she wants to talk to him, she wakes up and finds herself in her London apartment This is recurring dream. The same person and place come to her every night.

There may be many reasons behind her dream She sees same place, thing and person in her dream. which repeats every night Science and law do hot pass a final explanation for that but we can take help of some psychological and dream theories to explain the reason. According to the psychoanalytic theory, we have unfulfilled desires hidden in the unconscious level of our mind While at sleep such desires manifest in the form of dream. In this sense, Kim might have seen the same person and place in her dream because of her unfulfilled desires Perhaps Kim had a father in her past life who loved her so much. They might have separated due to some reason. She sees him in her dream because of her love to him which she didn't fulfill in the past life.

There may be other reasons like stress, psychological disorder, nervousness, accidents, and workload and over imagination. Perhaps, Kim thinks about the dream once it has visited her again and again because of which she might have seen the same person thing and place in her dream.



11. Tell in your own words the story of Kim Clark's mysterious dream [10]

 

2070 Set A supp Q.No.4a, 2072 Partial A Q.No.4a, and 2076 Partial E Q.No.4a

 

The story "The Recurring Dream” is from England and is about the mysterious dream of the main character. The main character of this story s Kimberly Clark who is 25 and lives in London. She loves to dance and has many friends. Her life is normal except a problem

 

The problem is of mysterious dream. It is mysterious because of two reasons one she sees the strange person and place in her dream and other the dream repeals to her almost every night Kim's mysterious dream always begins on a country road where she stands. She sees a lane with white fence and a hedge on each side. And at the end of the lane, on the top of the hill, she sees a small white cottage with green shutters. She walks up to house through the lane and goes in She finds a little old man with white hair and white beard asleep in a bed of one of the rooms When she goes near the bed and tries to talk to him her dream ends and she wakes in her apartment in London. The same thing happens to her every night almost at the same time

 

This Mysterious dream bothers Kim so much. The dream is really uncommon When we think of the reason and the solution, they merely become the attempts. Thus, the story. The Recurring Dream' is about this mysterious dream that the protagonist Kim sees every night.



12. Summarize the story of "The Recurring Dream". [10]

 

2070 Set B Supp Q.No.4a and 2072 Set E Q.No.4a

 

 The Recurring Dream is a supernatural story about a mysterious dream which appears almost every night your own words. A beautiful girl of 25, Kimberly Clark is the central figure of this story. She lives in London with her roommate Janet Wilson, Kim loves to dance and has many friends. She has a good position in a large company. A mysterious recurring dream is a single problem in Kim's life.

 

The strange dream always begins on a village road Kim stands on this road and finds a lane with a white fence and a hoe on each side. There is a small voltage at the end of lane. The house has white color with green shutter. In the dream, Kim walks up to the lane and enters inside the house. She finds a man asleep in a bed. The man seems very old with white hair and white beard, Kim goes near to the bed and man wakes up. When Kim opens her mouth to speak to him, she wakes up in her apartment in London.

This dream disturbs Kim very much. Following the suggestion of Janet, they go to countryside to visit Janet's parents next Saturday morning. Kim sits back on the seat and closes her eyes. A little later, as Janet turns the car onto a country road, Kim wakes up. She requests Janet to stop the car and comes out from the car. This place was very similar to the place of her dream. Although Janet requests Kim not to go there but Kim does everything whatever she used to do in her dream. Finally, she reaches up to the house. Everything looks exactly the same except a sign 'FOR SALE’. When Kim knocks the door, an old man opens it and closes immediately. The man was also very similar to Kim's dream. Kim finds herself in confusion. She requests old man to open the door and also says that she wants to buy the house. The old man says that she can't buy the house because a ghost haunts it almost every night. When Kim asks who the ghost is old man replies that it is Kim herself and then he closes the door

 

In this story, both Kim and Old man see each other in their dream. This recurring dream does not disturb only to Kim but also to the old man This haunting dream might be the cause for selling house. This story does not provide any background why Kim has recurring dream. Kim must have some terrible event of loss in her life. Routine and busy life of London might be the next cause of her dream As Freud says that repressed desires are appeared in dream in displacement form, it might be the Kim's desire to have boy partner.



13. Write about an interesting dream you saw recently. What is the special meaning of your dream? [10]

 

2058 Q.No.4c, 2061 Q.no.4c, and 2067 Q.No.4b

 

The Dream Have Seen Recently

 

Few days ago, I saw a strange dream It was day of strike. Every shop was close in a big city Schools, offices and transportation were at their garage. The "Bandha was called on by some labor unions couldn't see general public happy with It But some vendors were making the fortune by selling "Chatpate, Chana-Kerau, Badam" in the empty street. The only opened shop was mine at Aston, Kathmandu. It was all because I had a shop that contained the Banda supporting materials

 

had a good sale. I sold old tires, kerosene, effigies and many black flags. Up to noon I made a good sale | was really happy Half the day was still there to sell My shop also contained the load shedding schedule and anti-government slogans. I sold them too

 

Amid this, a strange customer visited my shop He asked for a load shedding schedule. To my surprise, he paid me a white rose in return when I told him to give me five rupees for the schedule, he gave me another flower: This time it was a lotus. I got angry at him but he responded this with a smile. He was just smiling.

 

I looked at him more seriously, found him dressed with orange colored gown and carrying the bag of the same color. He had incredible smile I couldn't help smiling at him. I was hypnotized by his gate and appearance. The more looked at him, the more attractive he appeared to be. After a while, he asked me to close the eyes for a time being. I opened my eyes. He was not there. He vanished. Surprisingly, saw my shop filed not with tires and effigies but with flowers. Everywhere there were lotus and white roses, Was he Buddha? I asked myself and woke up when I heard the national song "Sayau Thunga” from my alarm clock.

 

Theories and stories are written about dream. They try to connect dream and real life, In this sense also believe that there is some connection between dream and our lives, Dreams are not only the imaginations of our thinking and desires, rather they carry some symbolic meanings. If not all, many dreams have symbolic meaning of their own Psychologists believe that the dreams are the results of our repressed desires. If we become unable to fulfill our desires and imaginations, we see dreams and, in the dreams, we try to fulfill those desires. In this sense they have relation to our lives. For example when I see, at the time of my result, the dreams of crossing rivers or climbing the mountains, I pass the exam. But this is not proved by science yet.

 

In the story The Recurring Dream", Kimberly Clark sees a dream of an unknown place and person. She dreams about a house in the country side, where an old man is sleeping. In the dream she enters the house and T she wakes up. Kim tried to speak to him but she wakes up herself. Kim sees this dream in her real life too. One day Kim is sitting in a car with her friend Janet. They are driving through the country side Kim sees the same house of her dream there She makes Janet stop the car and goes to the house. The same old man opens the door. Kim speaks to the old man who tells her that house is haunted by a ghost.

 

Thus, it can be said that the dream is connected to our real life. They have some sorts of connection. We see something we have imagined in our dream. By coincidence such things appear in our real life too. In a sense dream is an imagination and we do not imagine something that is impossible.

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