Freud's dream analysis of "Tell Me Your Dreams" by Sydney Sheldon
Keywords:Dissociation, Dream Analysis, Personalities, Trauma, Childhood.
As humans, our minds are divided into various different parts, and it is often our experiences that help shape the person we are. "Sigmund Freud viewed dreams as "the royal road" to the unconscious and developed dream analysis, or dream interpretation, as a way of tapping into this unconscious material." (Aurora, 389-410). This paper tries to analyze the different identities that reside within Ashley Patterson, the protagonist in "Tell Me Your Dreams," a masterpiece by none other than Sydney Sheldon, how Freud's dream analysis help us understand the chaotic state of Ashley's mind and bring us closer to the origin of her nightmares. This paper will closely review the novella by Sheldon. Keeping it as the primary source, the report will uncover the various conditions that can trigger the defense mechanism of our ego and create multiple personalities as a result. It is a descriptive paper as the writer obtains information from reviewing earlier works and the novel at large and draws a conclusion using it. The research technique used for the report is an extensive study of various library and scholarly articles on similar topics, information is gathered in the forms of books, articles, encyclopedias, or literary reviews that may have related to this study are collected and taken as the sources.
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