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Taking into account the fact that Cobb says that memories are the only way he can dream anymore, as well as the fact that Cobb and Ariadne know that they are in "Limbo" (as opposed to when Cobb is thrown back to rescue Saito, when he doesn't immediately realize he is in Limbo), how does the theory that the fourth level dream is in fact Cobb's memory of Limbo hold up?

It holds up very well indeed - the entire notion that Cobb and Ariadne enter limbo to save Fischer could well be a complete misdirection. The key evidence that they are simply entering a deeper level dream is the fact that Cobb and Ariadne hook themselves up to the machine to get there - they do not shoot themselves. If this is the case, them it must be Cobb who is creating the memory of his (crumbling) limbo, although this does not mean that Cobb is necessarily hosting the dream. It may be, in fact, they they are entering a kind of 'unplanned' dream of Fischer's (who passed out as a result of Mal wounding him). Cobb then fills that dream with his own memories.

Anon_130 asked the question 2010-08-11 16:20:43 UTC view / hide
Anon_124 commented 2010-08-15 19:18:59 UTC
It holds up very well indeed - the entire notion that Cobb and Ariadne enter limbo to save Fischer could well be a complete misdirection. The key evidence that they are simply entering a deeper level dream is the fact that Cobb and Ariadne hook themselves up to the machine to get there - they do not shoot themselves. If this is the case, them it must be Cobb who is creating the memory of his (crumbling) limbo, although this does not mean that Cobb is necessarily hosting the dream. It may be, in fact, they they are entering a kind of 'unplanned' dream of Fischer's (who passed out as a result of Mal wounding him). Cobb then fills that dream with his own memories.
cobbycob provided an answer 2010-08-17 06:02:14 UTC view / hide

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