Superego In Lord Of The Flies Essay

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Constantly all of us have an inner power struggle between our Superego, our Ego, and the deepest one our Id, which is Sigmund Freud's theory on personality and the different parts of it. Lord of the Flies is written as an allegorical novel because Golding explains the psychological aspect of human nature in the actions of certain characters throughout the whole book that show loss of order, power and fear, and loss of personal identity. As a plane full of boys from different parts of England crash on to an unknown island the boys come together to form a society and survive till they are able to be rescued. The group elects a chief and as they live longer on the island, their society slowly starts to dwindle like the fire they tried to keep…show more content…
Piggy demonstrates the superego because he is thinking of what his morals that he was taught and also Piggy denounces the behavior of the boys who are beginning to act wild with the absence of an adult figure. Furthermore, Piggy is acting as an adult figure that is steering others towards what is right and proper and steering the boys away from an uncivilized society that the boys were showing when they want to go hunting and forget about building a fire that could get them rescued. As the superego he shows how the boys on the island are still civilized and how the island still has control over its Id and Ego. In addition to, after most of the boys are lost to savagery they go to steal an important item from the rest of the boys, which include Ralph, Piggy, and Samneric. After the boys fight each other due to confusion Piggy lies in shock after the attack answering Ralph question about what did they take if not the conch and he replies, “I know. They didn’t come for the conch. They came for something else. Ralph-what am I going to do?” (168). Piggy realizes once he comes to his senses that Jack and the savages didn’t come for the conch, which was a symbol of order and civilization, but for

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