Analysis Of Dr. Sigmund Freud's The Cat In The Hat

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The famously know children 's book The Cat in the Hat with simple rhymes and short easy words is used to teach children how to read at an early age. Many may only think of the book as a harmless book that contains the simplest plot. Some may agree due to the story 's simplistic plot and generic theme, with the characters learning lessons from their selfish mistakes. But some may disagree. Some may say that there is a different meaning to the characters personalities because of the different actions and mistakes they make. As the creator of the structural model of personalities, Dr. Sigmund Freud 's id, ego, and superego relates to Dr. Seuss ' character personalities and actions (NCTE). This means that the Cat represents the id due to his…show more content…
The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss, is more than just a children 's story; upon a closer psychoanalysis of the story, it is a representation of Dr. Sigmund Freud 's structural model of personalities that presents the theme of pleasure is…show more content…
Pursing this further, The Cat in the Hat is more than just a children 's story due to the Cat having a personality change from being an id to one embracing the superego towards the end of the story. The cat embraces the superego personality after Seuss writes, "Have no fear of this mess...I always pick up all my playthings..." (Seuss 57). After this quote, the story explains that the Cat cleans up the house. The superego is described being, "...represented by an angel sitting on someone 's shoulder, telling the ego to base behavior on how the action will influence society" (NCTE). This change in the Cat 's personality from the id to the superego is the realization of his actions and how it affected the house and the narrator and Sally after the narrator and Sally yell at him for his reckless behavior. The Cat takes this into consideration and decides to clean up his mess. Also, the Cat has a change of mood visually because his mood and expressions changes from selfish and rude actions to a humble and considerate expression, as shown on page 57 and 58. The Cat realizes the theme that pleasure is temporary because after attempting to please the narrator and Sally he realizes that he was acting selfish, then he realizes the destruction he caused, and changes his personality from an id to

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