Imagination is defined as the image-forming power of the mind that modifies the conceptions, esp. the higher form of power exercised in art and poetry. This definition, I think, clearly describes Eden and Don’s state of mind. Even though their artistic abilities differ, both of them submit to a higher power of their art. As a singer, imagination plays a major role in Eden’s life. She often have images of being famous, traveling around the world and everyone loving her. She worries about what people think of her and whether or not she will be accepted. “Before she was out of short dresses she had made up her mind that she was going to be an actress, that she would live far away in great cities, that she would be much admired by men and would have everything she wanted.” (22) Unlike her, Don’s imagination wasn’t as inspiring. He couldn’t care less about what people thought of him or his paintings. He was a painter because he enjoyed doing it and he didn’t care to be famous. “…A public only... [continues]
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