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After watching Inception, the first idea that came into my mind was Is this movies story-line based on Freuds dream Lucid dreaming was also a huge concept in Inception.

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Inception After watching Inception, the first idea that came into my mind was "Is this movie's story-line based on Freud's dream Lucid dreaming was also a huge concept in Inception. Cobb and his crew knew that they were dreaming and are able to control their movement and idea. This idea does not fit with activation-synthesis, as it means dreams are controllable and not random. analysis theory?" The desire, the libidinal, the layers of dream etc. has all became the main concept of Inception. However, the activate-synthesis theory does not seem to be of much relevance to Inception. ...read more.

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This was demonstrated during the whole movie. Whenever Cobb sees his wife, Mal, his children Phillipa and James in his dream, he cannot control himself. He said that everything he saw when he dreams are his memories that he regrets and have fear of. It is believed that Cobb is trying to repress his painful memories deep into his unconscious and being seen in dream while his superego's guard is low in defense. In the movie Cobb and his crew were trying to access layers of dream, dream within a dream. That might sound ridiculous but Freud's definition for that is defensive, to detract from the importance of what is "dreamt" in the dream. ...read more.

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sleep and how neurons send random messages to create a story that seems to have a meaning. Furthermore, there was a meaning in Inception, in Robert Fischer's dream. It was planned to be something meaningful to Robert and aiming to change his mind in reality. Lucid dreaming was also a huge concept in Inception. Cobb and his crew knew that they were dreaming and are able to control their movement and idea. This idea does not fit with activation-synthesis, as it means dreams are controllable and not random.Gathering these statements, it is suggested that activate-synthesis theory does not seem to relate much in Inception. In conclusion, it is believed that the movie Inception seems to relate more to the Freud dream theory based on the above analysis of scenes in the movie. ...read more.

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