Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalytic Criticism Theory Essay

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Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalytic Criticism Theory

What dominates your personality? Have you ever questioned what makes us behave the way that we do? In the 1900's Sigmund Freud developed the structural model of personality. In his well developed theory named Psychoanalytic Criticism, Sigmund Freud stated that there are three parts to our mind. Freud published two books that introduced the public to the unconscious mind. We are all born with our id. It is the part of the personality that contains our primitive impulses. The id is based on our pleasure principle and contains all of our basic wants and feelings. The second part of the personality is the ego. The ego maintains a balance between our id and superego. The job of the
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When Ralph and Piggy first arrive they are not aware of the existence of others on the island. They stay together and talk about their lives at home before the war started. As they are walking, they come across a pink shell glistening under the sand. Piggy shares his knowledge with Jack about the shell and tells him that you can blow into it and it will make a sound. Jack tries and it makes a thunderous noise. After Jack and his choir come to where Piggy and Ralph are, Piggy has the idea of using the conch shell to call everyone on the island together. This is an example of Piggy's superego dominating. He knows that order is important if the island is to be run properly. When Ralph is elected leader, he takes responsibility of what happens and what will happen on the island. The boys believe that Ralph is the wise one because of his brilliant ideas and plans. However, the true wise one is Piggy. Piggy tells Ralph what to do and gives him ideas and encouragement. Piggy is able to do this because he has the proper knowledge and wants everyone to be safe and protected. Piggy's superego makes him become a father figure on the island. He has no control in the way that he behaves. Ralph and Piggy form a special bond. After Piggy dies, Ralph realizes what a great asset Piggy's superego was to everyone's well being. As time on the island progresses the boys begin to

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