Often dreams are not so simple, and A LOT like what you describe.Dormouse559 wrote: * Actually, it's not that simple. I was the main character until the monster showed up, then I switched to an observer position like I was watching a movie, and Bridgit Mendler became the main character.
Point-of-View in dreams is the subconscious wrangling with the Id/Ego/Superego.
Slightly related to your dream, Dormouse, is the narrowness of tunnels as a theme. When I have dreams (specifically ones that involve Hell), Hell is not a sweeping landscape of desolation like in the flick Constantine. Nor is it like a big hole within a hole or planes atop planes like in the Greco-Roman or Dantesque traditions.
When I consider the Underworld in my subconscious, it is almost always
like a maze or labyrinth. Passages are barely wide enough for one person
to walk through without doing so "belly-to-wall". They are poorly lit (not flaming) but if they are lit, it is with a purpley-blue flame or glow
as from burning sulphur (Cf. sulfuric pyroclasts of Kawah Ijen -
http://www.tboeckel.de/EFSF/efsf_wv/ind ... -0207f.jpg
Such ideas for me seem to be influenced by a combo of Labyrinth (Jim Henson) and The Lament Configuration (Hellraiser). Who knows? I do not mean to cheapen them by using pop-cultural references; just that they are the most readily at hand. On further research, both images seem to be (subconsciously) related to the Chinese concept of DiYu or Sanscrit Naraka (?!).