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1. What is the difference between a latent and manifest dream?

2. How does Freud describe the two types of dreams?

3. Where does Freud get the idea of a specimen dream from? Why does he decide to focus on this dream as opposed to others?

How does the reader become more connected to Freud through the analysis of the specimen dream? Do you think this gives you more insight into the man? Why or why not? How could Freud have written the book to have readers better understand him?

Of all the patient dreams that Freud describes, which one is the most interesting to you? Describe the dream and the transformation from latent material to manifest material. Compare this dream to a dream you recently had. Was your dream about wish fulfillment? Why or why not?

Compare and contrast Freud's thoughts on dreams to more recent scientific research. Does...

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