Analysis Of Sigmund Freud's Id Cravings

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The universe can neither create or destroy energy, but transfer these forms, just like Sigmund Freuds mind theory. One who focuses his libidal energy in his Id cravings will live different than one consumed in guilt though the superego, that wastes the limited libidal energy. In the end this all determines ones personality. (“The Libido, or Psychic Energy, in Frued.” 1) Some say that Sigmund Freuds works are a gloomy interpretation of the human condition, and said too simple of what is known about body chemistry. If expressed impulses of the self are not always depraved, they are neither always virtuous. (Roth 705)
Since the unconscious mind is not always easy to measure objectively, his theory can not be proven. He is good at explaining but
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Dreams help with deep understanding of the emotions in life at times which is a benefit. (“Sigmund Freud” 252) He stated that dreams are a window to the unconscious, which could only be understood by interpreting those dreams. (Roth 701) Sigmund Freud treated dreams like a symptom, and asked patients to be open about what came to mind in response to their dreams. This method of association was the minds judging and cultivating this association. This led to be known as manifest dreams. Manifest dream is what is consciously perceived and remembered in a dream. (“Sigmund Freud” 252) The manifest content is what one remembers while dreaming, often based on the events that day while the symbolic meaning is the latent function. (McLeod 7) When expressing a desire, your latent dreams are those forms of these desires, put into a dream. Dreams can evoke thoughts one consciously can not remember from the past. What one experiences in a dream is based on real events, feelings, ideas, and so on. Freud says dreams can often, and most of the time relate to childhood …show more content…
It is an internal coping mechanism. The logical purpose of dreams, are that they safely express impulses that are not permitted while awake. This decreases our chances of getting into trouble. Dreams also protect our sleep. (“Sigmund Freud” 254) In “Civilization and its Discontents,” Freud stated several facts regarding civilization and how it interprets socialization of human instincts. The foundations of civilization, according to Freud, lay on powerful, and painfully persistent acts such as the instinct of aggression that are dealt with in murder, rape, and other unethical acts. This is the unfortunate decline he mentions in society. Aggression in a civilization is treated as the unconscious desire for organisms to return to an inorganic state, thus the death instinct. Freud stressed the importance of aggressiveness; it is the instinct for self-preservation and creation. The libido is that death drive expressed. Natural events, weakness of the human body, and relationships lead to threats that technology ignores. Social organization improved through technology also. There are high standards in civilized societies like beauty, order, and much more, that explains how things should be done

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