Sigmund Freud Writing Styles in On Dreams

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Perspective

It is interesting that the book is told from Freud's first person perspective. As he is trying to establish the importance of dreams and dream work, the most scientific presentation of the material would be to use a third person perspective. Normally in scientific books and journals, writers try to take an unbiased stance. Sometimes, however, even the best textbook writers blur the lines of objectivity and truth.

Freud must have used first person because he needed to describe his own dreams. During these explanations Freud is very open about his feelings to his readers. He openly admits that he should not like to tell the reader all of his dreams because it might cause harm to himself or other people he knows. Throughout the book he speaks about his specimen dream and inserts his feelings and experiences into the book. Freud is not shy about sharing his...

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