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Examine Freud's interpretation of Dora's first dream

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  • Submitted: 28/01/2005
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GCSE Psychology

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Examine Freud's interpretation of Dora's first dream

"Thanks to her father's shrewdness"

The validity of Freud's psychoanalysis in this instance is highly questionable because of his obvious physical attraction to her: " " her vulnerability while under his personal and sole care undoubtedly playing on his mind throughout his outwardly innocent attempts to understand and ultimately diagnose her psyche........

Herr K: Dora had taken no interest in anything but sexual matters, highlighted by her reading of Mantegazza's Physiology of Love during her stay on the lake with them. It's most likely, according to him, that she had been over excited by such material and had merely fancied the whole scene she had described.

Her Father: no doubt that this incident is responsible for Dora's depression, irritability and suicidal ideas.

Refused to break relations with Herr K and Frau K. (we know that deeper motives made such a move all the more unlikely) because in his view ( front ) "I believe that Dora's tale of the man's immoral suggestions is a phantasy that has forced its way into her mind

Freud: "I had resolved from the first to suspend my judgement of the

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