Analysis Of ' Lord Of The Flies '

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Albert Einstein once said, “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” In Lord of the Flies there are many types of people, the evil, the in between, and the good. Known by Sigmund Freud as the Id, the Ego, and the Superego. The Id is the more dominate character, they want what they want and do not care about reality or societal norms. The Ego is the balance of the desires of the Ids, and the realities of the Superegos. Lastly the Superego is the moral or reasoning in us, they are developed by rules and authority, and follow the societal norms. The island the boys crash on begins to be destroyed by a combination of the evil and those who watch them commit the evil acts, and do not stop them. Golding shows the evil in humans through a Freudian perspective, showing how the evil can come out very easily once the love, nurture, and order is no longer present. This is shown in Lord of the Flies in many ways, some of the most obvious include, Rodgers gaining violence, the deaths of the superegos, Simon and Piggy, and and the ego, Ralph, the one holding everything together giving up. All three of those show the violence and evil gaining followers on the island. Kids who once start good and pure turn into evil men the longer there stranded on the island. In the Freudian theory there is the evil, the Id, the in between, the Ego, and the good, the Superego. In Lord of The Flies, both of the Superego’s are killed. Simon…
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