Danielle Kuhn- Uncanny
Freud recounts a story a man who in his childhood was told a story of the Sandman. The story stuck with him so much that throughout his life he would be reminded of it and felt haunted. It is a very extreme example since the man is driven mad by his memories. I think the reason Freud brings up its relevance is to make the point that things we see and experience in our past shape the way we see and experience things presently. So many things are presented to us as half-truths and mysteries, it is our responsibility to make what we will of it.