Chapter 1, Part 1
• Freud offers a technique for interpreting dreams.
• Freud gives a definition for the act of dreaming.
• The relationship of dreams to waking states is discussed.
• Freud offers the idea of dream-stimuli as a transition to sources of dreaming.
• We bring our conscious experience into the subconscious act of dreaming.
• Freud says we have a tendency to forget dreams because we take them for granted.
Chapter 1, Part 2
• Freud notes it is contradictory to feel that dreams are foreign if they are thought to be a part of the psyche.
• Dreams offer images as perceptions of physical things.
• Dreams include images that are representative of things in real life.
• The dream itself is not strange, but upon waking, a dreamer can find it to be strange.
• The waking brain thinks in verbal images.
• Dreams are best described as incoherent and subjective.
• Dreams can also be poetic, divinatory, and...
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