Condensation, as Freud describes, “is the most important and peculiar characteristics of the dream-work” (154). Besides condensation, displacement has its own significance. The dream content seems to have a different centre from its dream-thoughts (155) within displacement. The latent dream-thoughts are pr... ... middle of paper ... ... one sleeps, but nevertheless experiences the removing of a wish. Freud spent a lot of time in the analysis of children’s dreams.
The final phase of... ... middle of paper ... ...ories, dreaming is an approach of communication such that an individual make familiar with his or her own collective unconsciousness. Jung’s believes that dreaming is a passage to a person’s unconsciousness, and that the issues that one suffers in their waking life are represented in their dreams. The individual may use dreaming as a guide to help uncover solutions in their dreams to problems that may not seem feasible in their waking life. When interpreting and discussing the content of dreams, Carl Jung believes that it is possible to reveal the mysterious message of the dream. There are many theories about dream interpretations.
« The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind ».1 While Freud already used hypnosis and free association with his patients, he soon felt the need to include the interpretation of dreams in psychoanalysis as well. Freud decided he would developped his 'theory of dreams' to go further in his analysis. According to Freud, dreams allow unconscious desires, fears or emotions to express themselves in a disguised way. Dreams are an expression of wish fulfilment communicating through symbols. Throughout this essay, we will ask ourselves how dreams and their interpretation can be useful to psychoanalysis.
The last theory, proposed by William Domhoff, is called the neurocognitive theory of dreaming, which demonstrates that dream content in general is continuous with waking conceptions and emotional preoccupations. Thus, dreaming is best understood as a developmental cognitive achievement that depends upon the maintenance of a specific network of forebrain structures. While each theory has different belief system and approach method, it is a great opportunity to know how former psychologists contributed to the field of dream interpretation. One of Freud's major contributions was his appreciation of unconscious processes in people’s lives. According to Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, the dream images and their symbolic messages can be observed as one's fulfilled wis... ... middle of paper ... ...n and development throughout history.
Lucid dreams usually begin in the midst of a dream when they realize that they are not experiencing a physical reality but it is a dream. Being lucid in a dream increases your deliberate influence over the course of events. Once you are dreaming, you are likely to chose some activity that is only possible in dreams. You will always have the choice of how much control you want to exert and what kind. A dreamers ability to succeed at this seems to depend a lot on the dreamers confidence.
Freud believed that dreams are manifestations of urges and desires that are suppressed in the unconscious. Freud categorized the mind into three parts: the id, the ego, and the superego. When one is awake, the impulses if the id are suppressed by the superego, but during dreams, one may get a glimpse into the unconscious mind, or the id. The unconscious has the opportunity to express hidden desires of the id during dreaming. Freud believed that the id can be so disturbing at times that the id’s content can be translated into a more acceptable form.
The dreams form because the subconscious mind draws memories, emotions, thoughts and experiences. Dreams are following of images, ideas, emotions and sensations those are processed by the subconscious (=mind which isn’t controlled by you) mind in different stages of the sleep. The content and the purpose of dreams aren’t known yet, though they have been a scientific discussion about it. Though it’s not only scientific discussion about for example, some people say/said that dreams are like visions and if that you have a bad dream something bad is going to happen. Or In Judaism, dreams are considered part of the experience of the world that can be interpreted and from which lessons can be garnered.
As mentioned earlier Sigmund Freud, suggest from his book The Interpretation of Dreams that he believes the content of a dream was disguised as the unconscious wishes of the dreamer. No matter what kind or type of dream we have, can be seen as a way of obtaining something that you want. However, another dream theorist Carl Jung shared some belief with Freud to a degree, but states “Dreams revealed both the personal and collective unconscious and believed that symbolic objects or figures in dreams represented attitudes that are repressed by the conscious mind.” Dreams are a way of communicating with the spirit, mind, and body in a symbolic communicative environmental state of being. By contrast Freud, who believed that symbols represented unconscious thoughts, Jung believed that by in... ... middle of paper ... ...01 Dec. 2013. Feldman, Robert S. "States of Consciousness."
The AIM model is a way to relate dreams in REM to when we are conscience. From doing this analysis I learned that although we may want dreams to mean something they are just neurological firings that stem from recent experiences. This model is a good way to determine how your brain makes connections between wakefulness and sleep.
Nevertheless, dreams are not the only way repressed material finds an outlet; Freud refers to the parapraxis' or slips of the tongue, pen or unintended actions' (Beginning Theory 97) as another way for repressed material to seep out into the conscious mind. Therefore, when discussing the question of an existence of a literary unconscious we must regard it as a kind of dream. Some will argue that literature is not similar to dreams, such as David M. Rein. Rein who believes that the creator of a dream performs spontaneously The author of a story plans deliberately'. However, the similarities between dreams and literature seem to be evidence enough for us to analyse them as such.