Perhaps Freud's handling of the "Dream of the Botanical Monograph" as tendentiously leads us into his theory of creativity and hence of the future , as the "Irma" dream evokes his theories of the past cf. Thomas, The White Hotel.
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Freud's many associations to the dream are explicated in Grinstein , Ch. The dream makes highly condensed and therefore richly overdetermined use of "the language of flowers," as a means of alluding to ambivalent male-female relations:.
I had written a monograph on a certain plant. The book lay before me and I was at the moment turning over a folded coloured plate. Bound up in each copy there was a dried specimen of the plant, as thought it had been taken from a herbarium. Manifest elements, lines of association SE 4, p. It had once amused my father to hand over a book with colored plates an account of a journey through Persia for me and my eldest sister to destroy. Not easy to justify from the educational point of view!
I had been five years old at the time, and the picture of the two of us blissfully pulling the book to pieces leaf by leaf, like an artichoke , I found myself saying was almost the only plastic memory that I retained from that period of my life. Then, when I became a student, I had developed a passion for collecting and owning books, which was analogous to my likeing for learing out of monographs: a favorite hobby. The idea of 'favorite' had already appeared in connection with cyclamens and artichokes.
I had become a book-worm. I had always, from the time I first began to think about myself, referred this first passion of mine back to the childhood memory I have mentioned.grandnalog.ru/modules
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Or rather, I had recognized that the childhood scene was a 'screen memory' for my later bibliophile propensities. Moreover I can assure my readers that the ultimate meaning of the dream, which I have not disclosed, is intimately related to the subject of the childhood scene. Freud was fascinated by the history of Rome as a schoolboy, when he identified himself with the Carthaginian general Hannibal who attempted to cross the Alps to conquer it. The "Rome Series" includes four dreams reported by Freud as a set:.
The train began to move off, and it occurred to me that I had not so much as set foot in the city. The view that I had seen in my dream was taken from a well-known engraving which I had caught sight of for a moment the day before in the sitting-room of one of my patients [? Another time someone led me to the top of a hill and showed me Rome half-shrouded in mist; it was so far away that I was surprised at my view of it being so clear. There was more in the content of the dream than I feel prepared to detail; but the theme of 'the promised land seen from afar' was obvious in it.
In a third dream I had at last got to Rome, as the dream itself informed me; but I was disappointed to discover that the scenery was far from being of an urban character. There was a narrow stream of dark water; on one side of it were black cliffs and on the other meadows with big white flowers. I noticed a Herr Zucker whom I knew slightly and determined to ask him the way to the city. I was clearly making a vain attempt to see in my dream a city which I had never seen in my waking life. Breaking up the landscape in the dream into its elements, I found that the white flowers took me to Ravenna, which I have visited and which, for a time at least, superceded Rome as the capital of Italy SE4, p.
Rome is to be avoided for "reasons of health," led to the downfall of Hannibal and the murder of Winckelmann. This is a medical representation of fear for his family [the tearful parting from his children], a fear which is associated by Freud with the consequences of his attaining fame and recognition. Hannibal and Rome have been associated in Freud's "youthful mind" with "the conflict between the tenacity of Jewry ['To Karlsbad, if my constitution can stand it.
Thus the wish to go to Rome had become in my dream-life a cloak and symbol for a number of other passionate wishes pb. Freud repeatedly refers to Fliess's knowing his secret feelings about Rome Masson, , pp. From Freud's later use of Rank's work on the Oedipal significance of Rome pb. Freud seems to have been of two minds about that tenacity, as he distances himself from religion in his youth. He developes a conception of himself as a young man who is not afraid to have the highest aspirations for himself.
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But he is afraid, as a look at his dreams during the period of his candicacy for a professorship makes clear: afraid he'll die without intellectual issue, that he'll come to nothing. Freud is finally able to visit Rome only after his book is done and, I believe, after his professorship. He has turned back enroute once after learning of being passed over, writes to Fliess after they have cease to correspond about personal matters that he has made it at last-through the intercession of a female patient.
I went into a kitchen in search of some pudding. Three women were standing in it; one of them was the hostess of the inn and was twisting someting about in her hand, as though she was making Knodel [dumpling]. She answered that I must wait until she was ready. These were not definite spoken words. I felt impatient and went off with a sense of injury. I put on an overcoat. But the first I tried on was too long for me. I took it off, rather surprised to find it was trimmed with fur. A second one that I put on had a long strip with a Turkish design let into it. A stranger with a long face and a short pointed beard came up and tried to prevent my putting it on, saying it was his.
I showed him then that it was embroidered all over with a Turkish pattern. He asked 'What have the Turkish desings, stripes SE 4, p. A crowd of people, a meeting of students. He was challenged to say something about the Germans, and declared with a contemptuous gesture that their favourite flower was colt's foot, and put some sort of dilapidated leaf-or rather the crumpled skeleton of a leaf-into his buttonhole.
I fired up-so I fired up, though I was surprised at my taking such an attitude. Then, less distinctly: It was as though I was in the Aula, the entrances were cordoned off and we had to escape. I made my way through a series of beautifully furnished rooms, evidently ministerial or public apartments, with furniture upholstered in a colour between brown and violet; at last I came to a corridor, in which a housekeeper was sitting, an elderly stout woman. I avoided speaking to her, but she evidently thought I had a right to pass, for she asked whether she should accompany me with the lamp.
I indicated to her, by word or gesture, that she was to stop on the staircase; and I felt I was being very cunning in thus avoiding inspection at the exit. I got downstairs and found a narrow and steep ascending path, along which I went. Becoming indistinct again It was as though the second problem was to get out of the town, just as the first one had been to get out of the house.
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I was driving in a cab and ordered the driver to drive me to a station. It was as if I had already driven with him for some of the distance one normally travels by train. The stations were cordoned off. I wondered whether to go to Krems or Znaim, but reflected that the Court would be in residence there, so I decided in favour of Graz, or some such place. I was now sitting in the compartment, which was like a carriage on the Stadtbahn [the suburban railway]; and in my buttonhole I had a peculiar plated, long-shaped object and beside it some violet-brown violets made of a stiff material.
This greatly struck people. At this point the scene broke off. Once more I was in front of the station, but this time in the company of an elderly gentleman. I thought of a plan for remaining unrecognized; and then saw that this plan had already put into effect. It was as though thinking and experiencing were one and the same thing.
He appeared to be blind, at all events with one eye, and I handed him a male glass urinal which we had to buy or had bought in town. So I was a sick-nurse and had to give him the urinal because he was blind. If the ticket-collector were to see us like that, he would be certain to let us get away without noticing us. Here the man's attitude and his macturating penis appeared in plastic form.
This was the point at which I awoke, feeling a need to micturate. Freud takes up the question how depth of sleep and bodily stimuli interact to affect dream content. He notes that. In fact I have noted only a single dream in which an objective and painful stimulus is recognizable SE 4, p. He then reports and discusses the long and remarkably detailed dream of riding a grey horse pp. My friend P. But in fact, like the horse in the anecdote of the Sunday horseman, this patient had taken me anywhere that she felt inclined.
Thus the horse acquired the symbolic meaning of a woman patient. It was highly intelligent in the dream. Not long before, one of my few patrons among the leading physicians of the city [Breuer? In the course of further interpretation I saw that the dream-work had succeeded in finding a path from the wishful situation of riding to some scenes of quarreling from my very early childhood which must have occurred between me and a nephew of mine, a year my senior, who was at present living in England. Finally, the dream is associated to the significant theme of Italian travel, since "the street on the dream was composed of impressions of Verona and Siena" p.
A still deeper interpretation led to sexual dream thoughts, and I recalled the meaning which references to Italy seem to have had in the dreams of a woman patient who had never visited that lovely country:' gen Italien-'Genitalien'; and this was connected, too, with the house in which I had preceded my friend P. I was very incompletely dressed and was going upstairs from a flat on the ground floor to a higher storey.
I was going up three steps at a time and was delighted at my agility. Suddenly I saw a maid-servant coming down the stairs -- coming towards me, that is. I felt ashamed and tried to hurry, and at this point the feeling of being inhibited set in: I was glued to the steps and unable to budge from the spot. Is Freud's dream pb.