The Interpretation of Dreams Essay

This Study Guide consists of approximately 87 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Interpretation of Dreams.
This section contains 4,795 words
(approx. 12 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Interpretation of Dreams Study Guide

In the following essay, Wollheim surveys and analyzes Freud's study of dreams.

I shall begin with Freud's study of dreams, which is in many ways the most distinctive and the most remarkable single element in his vast survey of the mind. It is the topic of his most important work, The Interpretation of Dreams, which, besides being what its title indicates, is also a work of confession, in that Freud committed to its pages many of the findings of his self-analysis. And Freud continued to feel a special attachment to dream-interpretation, both for the exactness of its findings and for the precious evidence it provided for the deeper workings of the mind in normality and abnormality alike. The view expressed in the maxim ' 'The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind" is one from which he never...

(read more)

This section contains 4,795 words
(approx. 12 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Interpretation of Dreams Study Guide
Copyrights
Nonfiction Classics for Students
The Interpretation of Dreams from Nonfiction Classics for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.