Freud and Understanding Dreams Narrative Essay by Nicky

Freud and Understanding Dreams
An narrative essay about understanding dreams using Sigmund Freud's theories.
# 145489 | 967 words | 1 source | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 12, 2010 in Psychology (Dreams) , Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (Case Studies)

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In this paper, the author describes one of his dreams using various approaches of Sigmund Freud for interpreting and understanding dreams. The paper is structured into three parts- the preamble, which gives background information about the author's situation, a description of the dream and an interpretation of the dream. The interpretation is based on Freudian theory from the work, "The Interpretation of Dreams." It further points out other basic psychological elements present in the dream based on Freud's theories, such as id, superego and ego. The paper also describes symbols of sexuality based on Freud's theories that were found in the dream.

From the Paper:

"This dream contained several symbols including a hospital, a hospital bed, laying down in a position of submission and weakness, the presence of male doctors, a crystal in my body, the physical opening up of my stomach, blood, and losing consciousness. Because I was focused intently on being sick during the day, my dream revealed what Freud called wish fulfillment. During the day I thought about getting medical attention for my stomach problems, and therefore being in the hospital in the dream represented the fulfillment of that wish. Also, the surgery and the removal of the crystal symbolize the wish fulfillment of needing to remove whatever problems are causing my chronic stomach pain."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Freud, S. (1911). The Interpretation of Dreams. Translated by A.A. Brill. Retrieved online Dec 15, 2008 from

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