In the quote “Beto, now that I’m in jail I know that I dreamed you that night; it was just a dream. And if by some wild chance there’s a Gal Costa record and a half-empty bottle of cachaca in my house, I hope they’ll forgive me: I will them out of existence,” Valenzuela tries to blur the line that exists between the realism and the incredulous fantasy story line. It makes it difficult to distinguish between elements of the realism and those that exists in the narrator’s mind. It fundamentally concludes that people in their infatuated state of love can blur out the existences between what really happened to what they choose to believe in the scenario. It is evident that in these line the authors states that her fantasy becomes true and she will go into an oblivion state choosing to create her own storyline. It also shows that irrespective of the events she will continue to lover her “Horse in the night”. In the quote “Don’t you realize that the first thing to find out is whether there is only one man dreaming, or two men dreaming each other?”, Borges is trying to look into the nuances of human emotion that all the people are predominately filled with their own thoughts and dream.
It brings into contention or the question that arises which are within the realms of our own thought or can be bring in another person together with similar ideology while they overcome their predilections and illusions. In the story by Valenzuela there is a self-introspection as to how we perceive the world and in the story by Borges there is intense reminiscence of the self. Even though both the story lines are detailed about maniacal realism there is more realism in the story by Borges. As he forays into deep introspection of the human spirit. Valenzuela on the other hand there is more incredulous story plot that is focused on the nuances of self-oblivion. From a personal stand point both the stories are very grounded in reality of the human spirit nevertheless the story by Valenzuela stand to be more mythical in its portrayal.