Lord Of The Flies Critical Analysis

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The novel, Lord of the Flies, was written by William Golding in 1954. The novel tells the story of what a horrible and disturbing world looks like when things go wrong. Sigmund Freud was a psychologist that studied how humans minds work and our controlled by basic impulses in the unconscious brain called the Id, Superego, and the Ego (CommonLit Staff). In the book, Jack represents the Id, Ralph represents Ego, and Piggy is the Superego. The most basic and oldest brain part is the Id. Freud believed that the Id was the location of our pleasure principle. This is the area that tells us to seek instant gratification from the things we do (CommonLit Staff). It doesn’t know things like right or wrong and justs acts like an animal doing whatever it wants and whenever it wants. The boy named Jack is the Id part of the brain. One example is when Jack decides to leave his job doing the fire to go hunting with the hunting party. “Jack, obsessed with the idea of killing a pig, camouflages his face with clay and charcoal and enters the jungle to hunt, accompanied by several other boys. On the beach, Ralph and Piggy see a ship on the horizon—but they also see that the signal fire has gone out (Chapter 4). The Jack Id wants to go and have fun hunting on not be bored with the job of the fire. He acts impulsive and doesn’t do what is right. Second example is when Jack has had too much of Ralph and takes over the group. “As Piggy and Ralph sit in the old camp discussing the

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