I think that it is interesting that Jung uses the same theory for both dreams and myths, and that he believes they are connected. I really like applying the Jung theory to myths and I believe that it is an excellent way to look at myths and stories. It has definitely made me rethink several of my favorite novels and the different meanings within them.
However, I think this theory works better for myths then dreams, for I have a hard time applying it to any dream I have had. I don’t know if I just have weird dreams compared to other people, but for the dreams that I remember, they are usually not developed enough or complex enough to create archetypical figures. And they are not complex enough to apply animus, shadows and sometimes even self. Perhaps I just don’t fully understand the work of Jung, and don’t know how to apply the theory to a dream, but it just doesn’t seem to work to well for me.