Lord Of The Flies Id Ego Analysis

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Genaro Perez
Mr. Partyka
Sophomore English, Period 4
10,March, 2016
Choices are made by everyone 's Personality People 's decisions, actions, feelings are affected by their models of personality. According to Sigmund Freud, people have three models of personality, which determine their actions; the id, ego, superego. William Golding 's book Lord of the Flies takes place on an island where a group of boys with no adults are alone attempt to survive on the island. Even though the group of boys lose their sense in humanity. Three characters in William Golding Lord of the Flies represents the id, ego, superego Ralph, Jack and Piggy.
Jack, characterizes the Id. According to Sigmund Freud 's theory, the id, revolves around our primitive
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Ralph signifies the ego in the book Lord of the Flies. The ego in a short explanation. Negotiates with the id in order to get what it wants without costing it too much in the long run (Cash). The ego is the reality principle. It understand feelings of others than yourself (Sherman). Ralph represents the id. Also, at many stages in the book Ralph proved he was the Ego by not agreeing with Jack 's methods, and being responsible. ""They 're 's another thing. We can help them to find us. If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire." (Golding, 35) This quote shows that Ralph, being trustworthy and thought it would be a better idea to make a fire for the island. At this point in the book, Jack thought it would be a better idea to go hunting than anything else. Ralph shows the Ego by standing up to him, and doing the responsible and realistic thing to do in this situation. Lastly, Ralph shows he has the Ego throughout the book by always thinking about it. ""What was the sensible thing to do? There was no Piggy to talk sense. There was no solemn assembly for debate nor dignity of the conch." (196) this quote proves Ralph is always thinking about what the sensible and realistic thing to do is, in every situation throughout the book. Therefore, Ralph has proven himself to show the Ego throughout the

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