Mr Hyde Superego Analysis

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The idea of the superego’s morality vs. the id’s impulses effectively display how one’s decisions are influenced by their emotions. This is evident through Mr. Hyde’s violent impulses, Charles Halloway’s analogy of the unconscious mind and, Dr. Jekyll’s transformation. Mr. Hyde’s violent impulses towards people demonstrate how one’s decisions are a product of one’s emotions. Mr. Hyde says, “Instantly the spirit of hell awoke in me and raged. With a transport of glee, I mauled the unresisting body, tasting delight from every blow; and it was not till weariness had begun to succeed, that I was suddenly, in the top fit of my delirium, struck through the heart by a cold thrill of terror. […] my lust of evil gratified and stimulate […].” (Stevenson 116) Mr. Hyde’s violent impulses are a prominent part of Stevenson’s story as they effectively portray an out of control id. It is clear that since Mr. Hyde represents Dr. Jekyll’s pure id, he embodies his aggressive and sexual desires. As a result, Mr. Hyde gains enormous pleasure from satisfying the id’s aggressive emotions by harming people. Thus, Mr. Hyde’s decisions to brutalize people are a product of the id’s aggressive nature. Furthermore, In Something Wicked this Way Comes, Charles Halloway’s description of autumn people portrays the relationship between the superego and the id in people. He says, “‘Such are the autumn people. Beware of them.’ After a pause, both boys exhaled at once. […] ‘Then –‘ Will swallowed – ‘does that
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