Sigmund Freud's Interpretation Of Dream

Freud, “the Interpretation of Dream”
Freud first recounts the story of Oedipus Rex. Freud says this story speaks to the audience because we are inherently attracted to the same sex parent and usually dislike the opposite sex parent; this is where his term Oedipus complex comes from. He then compares Hamlet to Oedipus Rex by stating that they both discuss the issues of dreams concerning parents, but in Hamlet the inclinations to fall for your parents is unconscious. The next chapter discusses “the dream work.” Here, he compares the dream-thoughts, what we can easily understand, to the dream-content, which is a representation of dream thoughts through pictures. It is necessary to condense a dream to interpret it, however, one must note that a dream can never fully be understood. Dreams operate, typically, on an “either – or” process in which, depending on what you choose to interpret, the meaning of the
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The “dream-work,” Freud’s term, allows the convoluted dreams to be better evaluated so that they can reveal the coded message for insight into etiology. Similar to Nietzsche’s thoughts, Castle states that dreams hold importance because the allow memories which are repressed to be brought to the surface; from this, it is important to delve into sexual experiences from childhood.
Freud believes that normal sexual development stems from “perversions” and deals with the Oedipus complex. The Oedipus complex is central to psychoanalysis because it allows people to overcome their “incestuous phantasies” while allowing them to become independent. Boys and girls differ in how they develop, but for both genders the Oedipus complex allows the child to utilize repression. Through psychoanalytic therapy, the problems of sexual development is discovered by bringing the unconscious to the

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