Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream is really about when the American dream becomes a nightmare. The book is just as bleak as the movie, but the book spends a lot more time showing the slow descent into desperation.

The words burn off the page.

There’s no closure, no reconciliation, not even acceptance. Each character speaks differently and you have to get used to their way of speaking as Selby Jr. doesn’t use punctuation marks or end sentences with “Harry replied” or “Marian said.” Addiction is the villain here, and just like in the movie it’s Sarah Goldfarb’s addiction to TV, pharmaceuticals, and the past that is most horrifying

Mousebear Comedy is just a couple dudes hiding behind an anthropomorphic mouse and bear in order to purge our shadow through webstuff.

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Requiem for a Dream
Plot8.1
Characters9
Writing9.7
Themes9.2
Originality7.3
Entertainment9.3
8.8Overall Score

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BEAR never met his real dad and was forced to be his own father figure. He spent his time as a child grounding himself or disappointing himself when he missed his t-ball games that he promised himself he would definitely be there for this time. He beat himself up often, metaphorically and literally, so C.P.S. came and took him away from himself. At this point BEAR discovered that he could see in the dark, but only if he spent several minutes letting his eyes adjust first. BEAR is also a Capricorn and loves long crabwalks on the beach.

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