On Dreams - Chapter 6 (pp. 39-47) Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter Six, Freud insists that displacement is the culprit that keeps people from being able to recognize the dream thoughts in the dream content. Dream thoughts often strike us because they are presented in an unusual ways. They are represented by similes and metaphors instead pf clear language. As stated before, the psychical material of dreams. includes impressions that happen in our everyday lives. So, often there are reproductions of everyday life in the dream. The reproductions, however, are not always that straight forward.

Dream thoughts remain extremely complex in structure. Each train of thought has a counterpart. The material is submitted to condensation, internal fragmentation, and displacement which creates new constructions of the dream material. So, it seems as though a regression of sorts has occurred. During transformation we have lost the clearest, easiest way to understand the dream...

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