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Sigmund Freud believed that the personality could be divided into three categories the id the ego and the super-ego The super-ego represents what is right they are model people who think about their actions fully before acting The ego represents people who are torn between what is wanted and what is needed Finally the id represents people who act on instinct these people do whatever they want when they want when they want to do it In William Goldings allegory of society Lord of the Flies Golding creates characters that represent these three divisions of the personality In The novel the character of Jack is portrayed as the id In the novel Jack is portrayed as a reckless individual In chapter one the boys decide to vote for a chief Jack nominates himself but loses the election to Ralph Jack is angered that he does not have control over the boys Jacks craving for power leads to a resentment towards Ralph and his power In chapter four when Jack paints his face he begins to laugh bloodthirstily and the mask became a thing of its own The mask that Jack paints on his face gives him an excuse to act on his desires When Jack has this mask on he knows nothing but his need to hunt In chapter twelve Jack lights the island on fire so that he can continue his hunt for Ralph Jack is using the boys growing savagery to eliminate Ralph Even though Jack has a hypnotic control over the boys he still sees Ralph as a threat to his authority Jack and his id nature shows no regard for anyone else but himself In The Lord of the Flies Jack is the representation of the id His craving for power is shown through his bitterness towards Ralph His mask urges him to follow his desires without recourse or remorse When Jack ignites the island he does so on impulse
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