On Dreams - Chapter 7 (pp. 48-54) Summary & Analysis

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Freud opens Chapter 7 by discussing considerations of intelligibility. For some reason, Freud does not want to spend an overwhelming amount of time on this part of dream work. This is the final step of the dream. This is where an actual dream composition occurs. This process arranges it as it perceives the dream content. Consideration of intelligibility can cause a beautifully crafted dream to be made or a heap of nonsense.

Freud lays out that dream work consists of condensation, displacement, reproduction and revision (considerations of intelligibility). Dream work is the the process of transforming the dream thoughts into dream content. It does not judge or make any conclusions. A conclusion drawn in dreams is no different that the conclusion made in the dream thoughts. Dream calculations may produce many different results. The example of this is when there is a...

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