The Freud Museum

Dreams

Vous me trompez

... peculiar or unusual modes of representation in dreams ...
Some of these representations might almost be described as jokes, and they give one a feeling that one would never have understood them without the dreamer's help.

In an analysis which I was conducting in French a dream came up for interpretation in which I appeared as an elephant.

I naturally asked the dreamer why I was represented in that form.

'Vous me trompez' ['you are deceiving me'] was his reply ('trompe' = 'trunk').


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