Dang Thi Ngoc Trinh
Michael Bar-Johnson M.Sc.
Wed 15-18 pm
There are three popular dream analyses – the Freudian, the Jungian and the Cognitive view. In my opinion, the Cognitive view is the best analysis. In my dream, I and my brother Long were invited by the actor Tom Hanks to his residence. We had a great time during the delicious dinner at his place. After the dinner I and Long were accommodated in beautiful guest rooms, and then Hanks’ friend, whose name I don’t remember, gave us a tour around the blossom garden, which was behind the house. It was a warm spring day, the sun was shining and there was a pleasant breeze. Everything seemed to be perfect. Suddenly, I was lying on the hospital bed and I could barely breathe, but there was no one who could help me. My heart started to beat slowly and I knew that I was dying. Surprisingly, I did not panic. I tried to recall all the nice memories and people who are important in my life, but the only thing that was popping in my mind were the pink petals falling from the blossom tree…
Firstly, I will start with one of the Freudian dream analysis known as condensation. Condensation is based on the element in dream that does not belong there or seems so strange and therefore it does not fit in our dream. (Van de Castle, 1994) In my case, I chose the actor Tom Hanks, because I do not understand how it is possible that someone like him could get in touch with me. According to Freud, the element represents something that is connected to hidden guilt, hidden anger or unacceptable sexual attraction that was repressed by censor, and that slipped out of our unconsciousness in a form of a dream. So I was trying to think about things that are associated to Tom Hanks and at the same time with my everyday life, and the first thing that came to my mind was acting. At the end of the high school I had to decide for which university to apply and becoming an actress has been always my dream...
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