The Interpretation of Dreams - Chapter 6, Part 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6, Part 4 Summary

In introducing Chapter 6, Freud commences with a new section on dream work, as well as with a new component of dreams. Citing the findings of Stricker, he says that the "affect" cannot be denied, though the dreamer might, upon waking, deny the subject matter of the dream that instigated the affect. In addition, dreams appear, according to Strumpell, typically without actual or appropriate emotional value. The dreamer either feels no attachment to the dream content or feels the wrong emotions as a response to the content. Freud then adds a third characteristic, that affect can be correct or appropriate to the dream content. Dream interpretation, he writes, proves this.

First, Freud discusses a final additional component to dream formation, that of the criticism expressed by the dreamer during the dream. Criticism of this sort is not, he says, directed at the dream itself...

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