Unformatted text preview: O’Brien – Hum 5 – Spring 2009 – Essay 2 Write an essay on one of the following topics: 1. Narrate and interpret one of your dreams, using Freud’s discussion of dreams in An Outline of Psychoanalysis. Proceed in three stages. First, narrate your dream in detail; that is, narrate the “manifest content” of the dream. This narration will serve as the “text” for your analysis. Second, relate as many features of the dream as possible to its “sources” the various parts of your psyche. For example, you should describe which features represent deep drives from the id, and which ones represent unfulfilled wishes from the ego (pre-conscious memory residues from the previous day or from long ago). Third, explain how your ego transformed these drives and wishes (the “latent content”) into the narrative of the dream (the “manifest content”) by means of “distortion” or “dream work”: that is,...
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- Spring '09
- manifest content, Beauvoir criticizes Freud, preconscious memory residues, textual similarity review