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  1. As a result of Lamb's lack of marriage and consequent lack of children, the essay is referred to as a "reverie." He developed a fictional picture of a happy conjugal life in the essay, which, when he returns to reality, eventually disintegrates into nothingness and becomes meaningless. To begin withRead more

    As a result of Lamb’s lack of marriage and consequent lack of children, the essay is referred to as a “reverie.” He developed a fictional picture of a happy conjugal life in the essay, which, when he returns to reality, eventually disintegrates into nothingness and becomes meaningless.

    To begin with, what exactly is a reverie in Lamb’s dream children? A reverie is a state of being completely absorbed in one’s thoughts. Generally speaking, this is associated with pleasant daydreaming, but it can also be associated with melancholy. At the heart of this essay are sentiments of fond recollection, longing, and ultimately, sadness. His great-grandmother Field and his uncle John are among the relatives he remembers fondly from his childhood.

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