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The Interpretation of Dreams Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 6, Part 1 Summary

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Chapter 6, Part 1 Summary

In the first part one of the chapter, Freud begins by recalling the concerns with the content of dreams as a function of memories. He then reiterates that the bulk of interpretation of a dream is done on the latent, not the manifest, content. The author also reminds readers that the manifest dream content presents itself in symbols or what he calls "hieroglyphs." These symbols must be translated one at a time and on an individual basis and not as pictures but as images with meanings. Each image, says Freud, must be carefully translated by replacing each image with a word that will adequately represent or refer to that individual element, as well as the elements as a unified whole...as each relates or refers to the dreamer's life and mental state.

By comparing dream work to dream thoughts, Freud determines three major...

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