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The ID Ego and Super EGO Many have looked at Freuds description of the human mind as something that describes people and the way of their behavior Freuds division of the human mind consists of three things the ID the Ego and the Super Ego In William Goldings novel Lord of the Flies these Freudian concepts can be compared to the characters of Jack Piggy Simon and Ralph Jack fits into the concept of the Id that overpowers the Ego and Super Ego as is seen in his violent urges and carrying out of killing things and the negative steps he takes in getting there Piggy and Simon fit into the concept of the Super Ego in the sense that Piggy is logical and proper in his actions and Simon cares about other people and is and good-willed in his ways Ralph fits into the concept of the Ego as he is caught between the Super Ego Piggy and Simon and the Id Jack Ralph knows what is right and what is wrong but at times he can be mean or not feel sorry for people Overall many of the characters in Lord of the Flies portray Freuds description the human mind the id ego and super-ego To begin with the id is what provides the most primal urges and drives that want to fulfill desires even if those desires are not allowed or are looked down upon by society Jack represents the id as his main goal on the island is to Kill the pig Cut her throat Bash her in page 75 This is very violent and primal and in his eyes is meant as a source of joy or pleasure It is bad enough to have the desire to kill things but it is entirely another to actually go ahead and do it The first time
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