On Dreams - Chapter 11 (pp. 65-69) Summary & Analysis

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Dreams must be the guardians of sleep. Especially in the case of children's dreams, it must not be difficult to understand this idea. Children sleep through the night because they are forced by parents or fatigue to do so. When a child is put to bed, his mother will kiss him and read to him. However, eventually the child is promised that the kisses and other attention will continue tomorrow. The wish fulfillment is contingent on sleep. Children cannot yet distinguish between reality, hallucinations, and dreams. Adults have learned to make the distinction. On the other hand, adults postpone wishes and desires all the time.

While adults know how to suppress different thoughts, the consciousness holds down repressed thoughts during the day. Even during sleep, there is some stimuli that influences our dreams. This is why we can be woken up by many stimuli while in a slumber. The person's...

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