Analysis Of ' Lord Of The Flies ' Essay

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LOTF Rough Draft Body Paragraphs Lord of the Flies is “an attempt to trace the defects of society back to the defects of human nature” (Exploring). Many times society will trump human nature and other times it may be engulfed by it. Freud Sigmund phycology expresses these thoughts using the terms id, ego, and superego. Freud states that the id is instinctive and primitive part of a personality. Ego is “that part of the id which has been modified by the direct influence of the external world” (Freud 1923). Sigmund Freud uses superego to represent the values and morals that are taught through someone else. Golding wrote this novel during a time of war and in times of war, people become killers and savages to “protect” the country they are fighting for. Their morals on murder are then obscured for the sake of protecting their country. Lord of the Flies is almost a version of war but in a different perspective. In the novel Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses Freudian Psychology to portray that in the absence of morality and order, instincts may take over and the id may come out.
When there is an authority above the boys, they comply and follow what they are told. This is what Sigmund Freud calls the superego. In the beginning of the novel, Piggy is very content with following what his Auntie would want him to do, even though he is now stranded on an island. He does not realize that there will no longer be consequences or authority, so he continues to follow the rules he…

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