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Unformatted text preview: German 250 Week 8 Questions About Freud s The Occurrence in Dreams of Material from Fairy Tales, and Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming; Bettelheim pp. 123-135, 136-143 and 143-150; Cashdan , Objects That Love; and Grimms The Goose Girl 1. In The Occurrence in Dreams of Material from Fairy Tales, Sigmund Freud explores how and why people replace their real memories with fairy tales, and use fairy tales as screen memories for their own childhoods. He states that this replacement is particularly clear in dreams in which fairy-tale elements surface. While fairy tales can thus help us not only interpret dreams, but also help us understand how memory works, Freud also indicates that an understanding of how dreamers use fairy tales will help us interpret the tales as well (104). Do you think a dream can indeed be interpreted like a text? Why would fairy tales take the place of real memories for real people? (You could also look at Bettelheim pp. 35-36 for help with this.)real memories for real people?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2009 for the course GER 250 taught by Professor Jenkins during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
- Fall '08