Freud And Dreams

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Regardless of the difficulties that one encounters when aiming to develop a valid dream interpretation, Freud’s interpretations, at his time, were quite convincing due to his effort to form a scientific-like explanation for them and avoid making abstract theories. For example, in The Interpretation of Dreams (1900a), he argues that “every dream is a wish which is represented as fulfilled, that the representation acts as a disguise if the wish is a repressed one, belonging to the unconscious, and that except in the case of children’s dreams only an unconscious wish or one which reaches down into the unconscious has the force necessary for the formation of a dream.” (Freud 67). Here Freud is careful with his language and he makes use of the

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