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When young boys are abandoned on an uninhabited island without adults even they are capable of murder This is the scenario depicted in the British author William Goldings novel Lord of the Flies written and published in 1954 during World War 2 Comparing the characters of Jack Ralph Piggy and Simon with Freuds theory of id ego and superego one can prove that man has an underlying evil nature The characters are represented with Jack as id Ralph as ego and Piggy and Simon as superego Freuds theory of id ego and superego influences the spheres of ones being The id represents violence and the drive to kill The id is the desire to hurt others and to dominate In contrast the ego persuades one to make actions that make ones actions acceptable by others around them It also controls the need for acceptance and the need to be in control Though different the superego lies within ones spirituality and need for order It values rules and commandments Jack as id represents the carnal drives in man He illustrates this through painting his face By painting his face Jack suppresses his ego and superego causing Jack to be capable of acts of violence without having any repercussions Jack portrays this violence in different ways First Jack enjoys hunting because he gets to kill pigs Often in Lord of the Flies Jack is consumed by killing pigs and desires nothing more The drive to kill rules his thoughts In Jacks statement Were strong-we hunt If theres a beast well hunt it down Well close in and beat and beat and beat-83 he demonstrates his carnal desire to hint and kill Next Jack also strove to control others He would even resort to torture What d you mean by it eh said the chief Jack forcefully What d you mean coming with spears What d you mean by not joining my
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