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The experience of forgetting what happened in a good dream can be quite frustrating. Although we may remember it being pleasant, the memory is what really matters. However, it is said that the deeper we sleep, the more difficult it becomes to remember our dreams.

“And she, with a sad smile – which was already a smile of surrender to the impossible, the unreachable – said: “Yet you won’t remember anything during the day.” And she put her hands back over the lamp, her features darkened by a bitter cloud. “You’re the only man who doesn’t remember anything of what he’s dreamed after he wakes up.” (García Márquez 57)

Gabriel García Márquez’s short story, “Eyes of a Blue Dog,” transcends our basic notions of the subconscious by delving into the surrealism of dreams and how these experiences impact our day-to-day lives. Through the use of a lucid dream realm, Márquez romantically connects two souls that can only interact while in this state of mind. However, once both charcters awake, only the female is aware of the events that took place in the dream. Similar to how we dream about something we desire, Márquez touches upon this subject through means of striving for something that we cannot attain.

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