Killing almost inevitably symbolizes a violent ending of some sort. Often there is a struggle involved and spiritually it is important in dreams that we are the one who overcomes our opponent. Killing is an extreme answer to a problem. It is such a final act that in dreams it can often represent our perception of the need for an act of violence. In particular this may be against ourselves or a part of our personality that is no longer acceptable. The impulse may not be correct, though some adjustment needs to be made. To dream of being killed suggests we are under an influence usually external which is making us, or an aspect of our personality, ineffective in everyday life. Killing someone in a dream is attempting to be rid of the influence they have over us. Also consult the entry for Murder/Murderer.