On Dreams - Study Guide Chapter 9 (pp. 59-61) Summary & Analysis

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Freud feels that once he has connected the concepts of repression and dream distortion, he can now in more general terms, express the principal findings of dream analysis. Intelligible dreams with meaning are undistinguished wish fulfillments. In this case the wish is consciously known by the dreamer and of interest to them. Thankfully, Freud says that analysis allows us to understand confused dreams. The dream represents a wish fulfilled, but the wish is hidden from conciseness.

Dreams are often thought to tell the future. This is because a dream is what the dreamer would like to occur. There are three types of wish fulfillment:

1. Unrepressed wish is undisguised. These are extremely rare for adults.

2. Repressed wish is disguised. The majority of all dreams that adults have.

3. Repressed wish with no disguise. These dreams are accompanied by anxiety. In these dreams, anxiety...

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