Lord of the Flies Connection with Human Theories of Nature

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Lord of the Flies Connection with Human Theories of Nature

I believe that there are two very prominent connections in Lord of the Flies with Theories from Freud and Lorenz

Freud:

The main part of Freud’s theory being compared is id, ego, and superego. Id is the unconscious decision making that seeks immediate satisfaction. Ego, on the other hand, is somewhere in-between conscious and unconscious, but perceives the world for what it is and takes events into brief consideration before acting. Superego is the all-conscious decision making we experience. I believe that Jack is a perfect example of Id, Ralph is the great representation of Ego, and Piggy shows Superego. Jack acts on impulses and primal instinct, such as when he becomes obsessed with hunting, but more importantly, killing. This shows that Jack is letting id take over, he is using very little conscious thought by the end of the book before they are rescued. Ralph is stuck in between Jack(id) and piggy(superego), sometimes siding with piggy, but sometimes wanting what jack has. This represents the back and forth between the right choice and the instinctive choice. Piggy is shown as superego because he is always thinking ahead and almost always opposing the Id(Jack). In conclusion, I believe Jack is shown as id, ralph is ego, and piggy is superego.