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Brabantio's "This accident is not unlike my dream" is similar to what...

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bowlingkid09 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 28, 2008 at 3:49 AM via web

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Brabantio's "This accident is not unlike my dream" is similar to what statement by whom in an earlier Shakespearean tragedy?

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skerkhoff | High School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted November 1, 2008 at 12:56 PM (Answer #1)

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I'm not sure but try Hamlet.  Hamlet's father's ghost tells Hamlet about a dream in the first act. 

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kmieciakp | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted November 3, 2008 at 3:26 AM (Answer #2)

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Shylock, in The Merchant of Venice, tells his daughter to lock up his house's "ears--I mean my casements"--that is, his windows, worried that he will be robbed, "for I did dream of moneybags tonight."  Ironically, his dream is prophetic, for his daughter robs him and runs off in the middle of the night to marry the Christian Lorenzo.  As she throws his fortune out the window: "Catch this casket, 'tis worth the pains," Jessica tosses away all her father's valuables--his daughter and his ducats--ironically and inadvertently robbing herself of her own worth and identity as well.

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