Clarissa dreams she is a platypus flopping about on a never-ending sandy beach while the bright sun slowly bakes her to a crisp. dr. siggie, her psychologist, explains that the never-ending beach represents her inability to emotionally escape from an abusive relationship, and the sun represents the abuser. what is the manifest content in this scenario?
option d: Clarissa as a platypus flopping about on a beach
The manifest content of a scenario can be defined as the ideal reason or ideal literal content, play of a particular scenario. its meaning are literally hidden
example : imagine that you have a nightmare where you were fighting and flying out your house roof and going round about your town. The vivid picture, sights, sounds, and the way the dream line goes are the manifest content.
due to the fact that Clarissa is unable to excape from an abusive relationship, she has created a scenario of her as a platypus flopping about on a beach and the sun as her abuser. this scenario is the manifest content of clarissa abusive relationship
The correct answer is; Clarissa as a platypus flopping about on a beach.
Since Clarissa is dreaming that she is the platypus on the beach and flopping about the beach this is the manifest content of the scenario. The manifest content of a dream is the part of the dream that the person dreaming is actually remembering of the dream.
Dreams are usually never remembered in the full context. Upon waking up, the manifest content is the only thing that the dreamer recalls. The meaning of the dream is usually not recalled and this is called the latent content of the dream.
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