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The Writing on my Forehead: Dreams

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How does Saira's dream--at the beginning and the end--tie in with the novel? What does the change in the position of the gun mean?

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Re: The Writing on my Forehead: Dreams - SPOILER


rkubie wrote:

How does Saira's dream--at the beginning and the end--tie in with the novel? What does the change in the position of the gun mean?


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I thought sandwiching the story between the two versions of the dream was a great technique.  The first thing I did upon finishing the book was to turn to the beginning and read that dream again.

 

Saira is beginning to release herself from the idea that she is responsible for her sister's death, as seen in the second dream where no one is holding the gun.  Lots of people were present in the dream, but there is no one person to blame.

Laura

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.