The Interpretation Of Dreams


Many people often wonder why we have dreams and if they even mean anything. In Freud's , he claims that dreams are indeed meaningful and the reason why they are is because dreams represent wish fulfillment. In Freud goes into specific examples of why dreams convey unfulfilled wishes of the person that is having the dream. Freud's examples are crucial in this work because before it was published most people assumed dreams were universal, not personal.
To begin his argument that dreams are wish fulfillment, Freud uses himself as an example. He says, "If I eat anchovies or olives or any other highly salted food in the evening, I develop thirst during the night which wakes me up. But my ...

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examples, he uses the comparison of adults and children. In paragraph nine Freud says, "We may expect to find the very simplest forms of dreams in children". Most readers would agree when Freud further explains this statement of his by saying, "…since there can be no doubt that their psychical productions are less complicated than those of adults." Freud goes on to explain that dreams that children have are important to the child just as much as they are to adults. The reader might also agree when Freud says that the dreams of children "raise no problem for solution". Freud's points here make sense to the reader, because everyone knows that a child's mind is more simple than that of an adult, so why would dreams on the subconscious level be any different? Freud backs up these statements with examples of his own children's dreams. After reading Freud's examples, the reader can easily understand Freud's statements mentioned above because now the reader has read examples of ...

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