Study Guide

The Interpretation of Dreams Characters

By Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

The Interpretation of Dreams has one protagonist, and his name is—you guess...

Jakob Freud

In his preface to the second German-language edition of The Interpretation of Dreams, Freud...

Amalia Freud, née Nathanson

Freud spends less time dwelling on his relationship with his mother, Amalia Freud, than he does...

Martha Freud, née Bernays

Freud's wife, Martha, doesn't get a lot of attention in The Interpretation of Dreams, and when...

Freud's Children

Sigmund and Martha Freud had six children together: Mathilde, Martin, Oliver, Ernst, Sophie, and...

Freud's Brothers

Freud had a number of brothers and half-brothers, some of whom lived long and fruitful lives and...

Wilhelm Fliess

As with those of other family members, friends, and colleagues, appearances by Wilhelm...

Ernst Fleischl von Marxow

Ernst Fleischl von Marxow was a senior colleague of Freud's at Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke's...

Josef Breuer

Josef Breuer was another of Freud's senior colleagues, and he established a long legacy in his...

Oskar Rie

Oskar Rie was the family pediatrician and one of Freud's oldest friends (source). One scholar...

Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke

Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke was a German physiologist whose theories and practice influenced...

Josef Paneth

Josef Paneth was a junior colleague of Freud's who worked for some time with Freud, Ernst...

Otto Rank

Otto Rank was another of Freud's real-life colleagues. Younger than Freud, Rank was influenced by...

Theodor Meynert

Theodor Meynert was a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vienna while Freud studied...

Uncle Josef

Freud's Uncle Josef was one of five uncles who Freud knew throughout his life, but as he...

Freud's Nephew John

Late in The Interpretation of Dreams, as Freud teases out all of the associations that emerged...

Freud's Childhood Nurse

During his long interpretation of a dream in which he appeared in public "very incompletely...

Irma

Freud doesn't reveal the true identity of the "Irma" who appears in his Dream of...

Mathilde

Mathilde was the name of Freud's eldest daughter, but it was also the name of a patient who...

Leopold

Leopold is another of the acquaintances from Freud's waking life who appears in the Dream of...

Karl Koller

Another of Freud's real-life colleagues, Karl Koller is credited with discovering "the...

Dr. Königstein

The Gärtners

As Freud interprets his Dream of the Botanical Monograph (5.2.7), he recalls a recent...

Frau L.

Frau L. was a woman of Freud's acquaintance—and someone he had previously treated medically...

Flora

R.

In Freud's Dream of Uncle Josef (4.1.10-11), "R." is one of the three men who are blended into...

N.

As Freud interprets his Dream of Uncle Josef (4.1.10-11), he realizes that not only have his...

Count Thun

Whereas we here at Shmoop have been known to dream dreams of Counts Chocula, Dracula, and von...

Count Taaffe

In the Dream of Count Thun that appears in the book's fifth chapter (5.3.35), Freud isn't 100%...

Professor N.

The "Professor N." Freud mentions in his "Autodidasker" Dream (6.2.53) is probably not the same...

Herr M.

In the sixth chapter of The Interpretation of Dreams, Freud tells about a personal dream in which...

Louise N.

Freud doesn't tell us much about this woman. So, what do we actually know about her?Freud tells...

Herr P.

In the sixth chapter of The Interpretation of Dreams, Freud tells about a personal dream in which...

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