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Lord Of The Flies Authoritarianism

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Authoritarianism According to Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory(Freudian Theory) of personality argues that human behavior is the result of the interactions among three component parts of the mind: the id, ego, and superego. This theory places emphasis on the role of unconscious psychological conflicts in shaping behavior and personality. The id, the most primitive of the three structures, is concerned with instant gratification of basic needs and urges, meaning wanting things which only last for a while. In the novel, Lord of The Flies, by William Golding, associate Merridew’s personality with the id theory because he does whatever he desires which only last for a while. In addition, Golding associate Jack to the dark side of human nature…show more content…
“ “ There were lashings of blood,” said Jack, laughing and shuddering, “ you should have seen it!”(pg. 69)The thrill of the kill excite Jack making him feel more powerful and seen more as a leader than Ralph. He has come to see that violent action will help him get Ralph impeached. He has now stepped away from civilization and lost his sight on what really matters. At this point, we can predict that Jack’s behavior represent savagery in human nature. Furthermore, it reveals that once one has step away from civilization, one is bound to obtain a savage nature which is why Jack is allegorical figure to…show more content…
Savagery, dictatorship, authoritarianism illustrates Jack Merridew’s personality, who could be viewed as the antagonist of the story, the bully-the dark side of human nature- but also his aim of creating conflicts among the boys by not allowing them to follow civilization's model but to step into the world of savagery. Sigmund Freud's theory about human personality about their id motivated their action unconsciously parallel Jack Merridew’s personality because of the nature of savagery and evil in humankind which Golding associated him with but also plays a key role in elaborating the main conflict of the
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