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The Interpretation of Dreams Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5, Part 1 Summary

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Chapter 5, Part 1 Summary

To introduce Part 1 of Chapter 5, Freud reminds readers that the discovery of wish fulfillment through the Irma dream sparked interest in how general the theory of the dream as wish fulfillment is. In doing so, he says "we put aside" the other dream problems, but we can now return to them, temporarily pushing aside the wish-fulfillment theory. Furthermore, the intrigue of the latent content of dreams inevitably leads to a deeper study of dream problems, which requires a visit to the nature of memory in dreaming. This, in turn, leads to Freud's breaking down the "peculiarities" of memory with respect to dreams, treating each separately and by example.

First, he reinforces with evidence the understanding that dreams make explicit reference to the preceding day. The author distinguishes the references to times older than one day by explaining that the older references...

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