An analysis and comparison of Sigmund Freud’s and Carl Jung’s research on dreams.

This paper examines the theories that Freud and Jung developed to explain what it is that our dreams mean to us when we are awake. The paper demonstrates that great scientists, like the rest of us, believe that dreams must mean something, must be useful for something. Freud’s and Jung’s different approaches to understanding and interpreting dreams, are illustrated.
“Given the simultaneous meaningfulness and fragility of dreams, it is not surprising that the greatest psychoanalysts should have turned their minds to trying to understand how it is that people interpret dreams and how it is that dreams affect our waking actions. And, given the essential ambiguity of dreams, it is hardly surprising that Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung differed dramatically in their readings of what it is that dreams mean.”