Lord Of The Flies Allegory Analysis
In a book the character makes or breaks the story leading the plot and events to revolve around them. The characters are part of the allegory were in the story they represents part of human nature. An allegory is a story that has a symbolic level of meaning behind it. Sigmund Freud is the mastermind behind the structural model of personality. His theory explains how each person’s personality is broken down into three parts, the ego, id and superego. In the book Lord of the Flies, In the Lord of the Flies Ralph symbolizes the ego in the book, Jack represents the id and Simon represents the superego. Golding uses all three parts of Freuds theory, but the ego is the most important part.
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The superego decides what is right or wrong. Simon represents the superego in the story, specifically on page fifty-six when he helps the little ones, by pulling off a fruit on the tree that they could not reach. Simon’s superego in this situation has a positive effect on the little ones. He helps them acquire food and also is able to be a brother figure to them. Simon is kind, compassionate and is willing to sacrifice anything for his friends. This showing how Simon represents a Christ-figure. On page one hundred forty-three Simon has a conversation with the lord of the flies. The lord of the flies explains to him that the beast is something the boys can not hunt and kill because the beast is inside themselves, the beast is part of them. Simon superego feels this is the right thing to do because he believes the information he gets from the lord of the flies will help calm down the boys fear about the beast. Ironically the boy’s fear of the beast is what kills Simon. On page one hundred- seventy, Ralph mentions that someone should go back and tell piggy that they will be back after dark. Simon himself voluntarily tells Ralph he is willing to do it. “I’ll go if you like. I don’t mind, honestly” (117). This shows Simons superego deciding what is best for the group, which is risking his life for his friends. It takes a lot of courage for someone to risk their life for a group of