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Why does Dora leave Does she have good cause Dora most definitely has good causes to leave Though the narration of the case-study sometimes strays from the actual patient-physician interaction Freud despite his progressive ideology seems to take an accusatory tone with Dora For example he uses words like confess when he talks about Dora divulging information to him Furthermore once in a particular analysis of her behavior Freud says to prove to you Despite the fact that Freud may have had unconventional views on female sexuality there is no documentation of him validating Doras behaviors during the session Granted this was not a modern day counseling session but any patient who feels that the physician is not on her side is bound to leave Secondly if this idea of transference really was a dynamic of Dora and Freuds relationship the sessions were probably uncomfortable and painful for Dora To me however Freuds explanation of this transferrence phenomenon just seems like an easy way for him to explain Doras running away On page 59 Freud offers his definition of a dream As with the interpretive technique associated with the symptom this is something we may want to go over in class to ensure we all follow the implications of his approach In the meantime I would ask two preliminary questions First how different is this from the way we habitually interpret dreams Second what does Freuds approach allow him to do that our colloquial approach does not The more colloquial interpretation of dreams is that they are inspired by events in our life that have stuck with us or significantly impacted us in some way However dreams as wish-fulfillments indicates that they are not only representive of certain fixations but oftentimes of repressed desire Dreams for Freud have a profounder significance in their honesty For a psychothearpy session like Doras they are particularly useful because they are windows to repressed emotion in
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