On Dreams - Chapter 5 (pp. 33-38) Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 5, Freud insists that another factor is present in dream work. As we already know the manifest content of the dream deals with different material than the latent content of dreams. Freud introduces a new idea called dream displacement. This process aides in concealing the true meaning of the dream. Sometimes, the physical intensity associated with the dream is transformed into sensory vividness. Often we assume that the most important part of a dream is the most distinct element. However, it is often the most indistinct part of the dream that turns out to be the most revealing part of the dream.

Freud points out that there are dreams that come about that have no displacement. These are undisguised wishful dreams. On the other hand, there are dreams that make absolutely no sense. There are also dreams that exist across...

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