The Ego and the Id

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    up. Which happen to be the id, the ego and the superego. Carmilla as the id, Laura as the ego, and Laura’s father as the superego. This shows us even through fiction, Freud’s ideas of how a person’s personality is made up can still be applied to literature. The id. The id works directly with the ego sometimes even referred to as the id-ego to achieve the id’s selfish desires and wants. We can see the id emerge when a baby is born. Not caring about any consequences that come with any actions the baby takes. Only worrying about basic survival. After the id comes the ego. The ego is basically the mediator between the id’s selfish desires and the world’s set of rules, but still ultimately think that everything is alright if it doesn’t end up hurting itself or the id. The superego is the last part to be formed. Only because of parent’s punishments and good merits toward the child. The superego’s job is to give the ego a different type of advice to the ego. One that has moral righteousness and stop impulsive behaviors caused by the id. Think of the id as the devil on your left shoulder wanting you to go suck…

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    the study of the unconscious brain. Sigmund Freud developed a theory of how human’s personality and conscious develop and work together. According to Sigmund Freud, “Psychoanalysis shocked most of the world by postulating, a super ego, which establishes high demands of personal behavior; an ego which corresponds to the apparent personality; an id, which includes the deepest primitive forces of life, and an unconscious, into which thoughts or memories we cannot face are repressed or sublimated”…

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    personality. ("Sigmund Freud") His theory argues that personality is formed through conflicts between three fundamental structures in the human mind. These three structures are id, ego, and superego. The three characters I will talk about are Ralph, Piggy and Jack. Ralph is the ego, Piggy is the superego,and Jack is the id. The first character I will talk about is Ralph. Ralph is the ego in this book. The ego is the part of…

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    English 3.8 In order to be a successful adult in society you must have a healthy balance of ego. For Sigmund Freud, the theory he proposed in his thesis was that it is not possible to function as a successful adult in society if you’re completely ruled by your id principle. King Richard lll is a text which very closely adheres to to Freud and his theory. Throughout the text we are given many insights into this Freudian psychoanalysis. Examples that illustrates Freud’s theory is that Richard is…

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    Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, had many unique and sometimes controversial ideas. However, the most prominent of his ideas was the existence of different personality aspects in one's mind, these being the id, ego, and superego. The id is the source of one’s selfish desires and impulses; the superego reflects society and it’s rules and is influenced by the world around it instead of it’s own wants; the ego is the bridge between the other two, acting as a decider of whether…

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    Fight Club: An Exploration of Identity Our society is full of people who have an inner desire to be perceived differently from how the world perceives them. David Fincher’s Fight Club portrays the struggle of identity and perception through the narrator’s character, who, ironically, is never assigned a name throughout the film. The narrator undergoes a shift from initially having a complete disconnection from the real world to adopting a second identity or alter-ego (“Tyler Durden”) that allows…

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    What force truly controls humans? Is it a primal need to satisfy every whim, desperation to attain a moral high ground, or a logical combination of the two? In William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, he answers this query with Sigmund Freud’s personality theory applied to characters in the book. Jack is the epitome of the id, an innate drive to fulfill one’s desires; Piggy represents the superego, a conscience indefinitely aware of the most ethical decision; and Ralph personifies the ego,…

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    very character is separated into the id, ego and super ego. Freud outlines that we as human beings, perform on a pleasure principle and reality principle as well as a moral principle. By reading the text, he further illuminates that even though these are divided by our maturity levels, they can also often reappear. “The division between the three classes of material which have these qualities is neither absolute nor permanent” (Freud). Sigmund Freud also explains that by acknowledging these…

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    their true human psyche comes out. This comes in these three forms: Id, Superego, and Ego. In Lord of the Flies, after the group of boys had been stranded on the island for a number of days, certain boys’ true personalities were revealed. One of these boys whose inner psyche is shown is the runt of the litter, Piggy. The element of his personality that is most prominent is the superego. After the boys had been trapped on the island for a while they begin to slack…

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    One other aspect of the Freudian Theory in the ego—the state of mind that finds compromise between the id and superego. This aspect is personified as the main character in Lord of the Flies, Ralph. Yet another boy who can accurately represent the id is Jack, the main antagonist of the novel. A major distinction between the two is the way they rule over the group. Ralph attempts to lead the group through order and balance. He does this by establishing rules, such as giving “the conch to the next…

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