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Lord Of The Flies Analysis Essay

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Cleere Scott Cleere Ms. Zachas English 10 Period 3 18 November 2014 Analysis Essay As children do we know what is right or wrong? Do we think for ourselves or do we act to avoid shame and punishment? Do we base our beliefs on those of our parents or our own? What would we do if we were never punished? And when do we go from loyal children to apprehensive adults? In William Golding's book Lord Of the Flies Freuds theory is shown by how the kids act as they turn from well behaved boys to bloodthirsty hunters with no desire to return to civilization. What is interesting from a Freudian perspective is their superegos have not fully developed yet. This causes the boys to be affected differently throughout the book. Ralph is the elected leader…show more content…
They both show appreciation of tules and societal laws. Piggy is smart and can go through step by step. The ability to think things through logically is a characteristic of the superego. Piggy almost always worrying and thinking about what he should be doing, but he has an underlying sense that although he follows the rules and can see that rules are a necessary part of society in order for it to function, he does not really understand why the rules are put in place, or what they are actually doing. But is able to accept them, but the deeper thinking required to understand why is something he can not seem to do yet at his stage of maturity. Also piggy influences Ralph. Simon is the part of the superego that does emotions and societal values. Simon can comprehend emotions and understand the way people feel. simon also does stuff about people who are poorly treated. Simon represents the opposite of savagery. The battle between the id and the superego is shown during his encounter with the Lord of the Flies. In the end, William Golding's book Lord Of the Flies Freuds theory is shown by how the kids act as they turn from well behaved boys to bloodthirsty hunters with no desire to return to civilization. Because their superegos were not fully developed and they had no parental guidance caused them to be affected differently throughout Lord Of the
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