Informative Speech on Dreams Essay

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Title/Topic: Dream Interpretation

General Purpose: An informative presentation.

Specific Purpose: The purpose of this speech is to inform the audience about the deeper significance of dreams, with the goal of allowing them to find meaning in their own dreams.

Thesis Statement: Dream interpretation is important because it allows us to see the exactly what a dream is, to find significance in our dreams, and to face our subconscious problems.


II. (Reveal Topic) A dream is amazing and the way one interprets it depends on who is having the dream.
III. (Credibility Statement)I have done a lot of research on the topic of Dream Interpretation and find that it varies from person to person. Some believe that a dream
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1. Sigmund Freud is a famous psychologist with many different theories about the brain, some of those theories pertain to dreaming. Freud’s theory is a good example behind why we dream and how it is important to our lives. He studied his own dream and his patients dreams and was convinced that dreams “were a valid method for uncovering repressed thoughts and feelings, disguising the latent content” (Rosen, Marvin).

a. There are two things about dream content that was important to Freud. The dream events which he called “manifest content” and the true meaning of the symbol is “latent content.” Freud believed that the latent content would camouflage itself using symbols, metaphors, condensation of images, words that combine two or more meanings, and displacement of one image by another.(Rosen, Marvin)

b.When Freud would analyze his dreams he found that many symbols were the same in different patients. For example, Kings and Queens stood for the subjects parents. However, he did not want people to think that these symbols always meant the same thing for everyone. Symbols always vary, depending on who is having the dream. (Rosen, Marvin).

2. Other psychologists believe that we dream to un-clutter the brain. They believe that during Rapid eye movement sleep it increases protein synthesis in the central nervous system for the development of memory and learning. ( Pollak,

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