The Interpretation of Dreams - Study Guide Chapter 6, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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First, Freud introduces the next component of dream making, mentioning the difficulty of using dream examples when they are related out of context. He previews the subject matter of this part by noting that it will concern "peculiar and unusual methods" of representation in dreams. The psychoanalyst provides examples of a dreamer who is the victim of a servant painting a house and throwing animals at her, a dreamer who dreams of a child with a deformed cranium that must be molded into new shapes, and a dream of a trip during a storm to a hotel that is soaked through.

Freud continues with more dream examples, each of which he numbers and follows up with both verbal and symbolic interpretations. To lay the groundwork for a discussion of more characteristics of dream distortion, here he discusses the inversion of dream content, the...

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