On Dreams - Study Guide Chapter 10 (pp. 62-64) Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 10, Freud asserts that there are two processes that go on during dreams. The first is unconscious and can only be reached through the second agency. When the first passes over the the second, censorship occurs. This allows only what is agreeable to the dreamer to pass through while other things are withheld. Censorship is never really eliminated, only reduced.Therefore repression becomes the relaxation of the censorship and the formation of a compromise in dreams.

When sleep has finished, censorship becomes much stronger. Freud insists that this must be a reason we forget dreams after we wake up. This observation has been confirmed on many occasions. During analysis, forgotten pieces of dreams can be remembered. Parts of the dream are probably forgotten because they are further suppressed.

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