Superego In Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

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In the story “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by R.L.S three characters represent Freud’s psychoanalysis of the id, ego, and superego. Freud describes id as the devil sitting on your shoulder or the evil side. In addition, the superego is a human moral conscience. Finally, the ego is a good balance between good and evil. The characters in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde represent Freud’s psychoanalysis by each other's character have a different personality as Utterson happens to be good is he is the superego, Jekyll is the ego because he is most like a human and is both good and bad, and Hyde is like a devil and bad so he represents the Id.

To start off, the id in the story is Hyde. Hyde is described as displeasing, destable, ugly, and deformed (10). Hyde is an awful character because he tramples kids and murdered someone and is cruel because he fled right after he did it. He is a cruel man and it brings him pleasure to be mean and hurt kids and adults too.“ For the man trampled calmly over the child’s body and left her screaming on the ground.” …show more content…

“I knew it he meant to murder you. You have had a fine escape.” pg 36 This quote explain how Utterson is trying to figure out what happened. “ And you never asked about the place with the door?” These quotes show how he is trying to help out and get to the bottom of things and criminal cases. Utterson is very caring and helpful showing he is the superego.

In conclusion, In Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde represents the three personality . Such as, the ID, the ego, and the superego. The characters Utterson, Jekyll, and Hyde represent Freud’s theory. This story is very entertaining, but it has a meaning behind it. The meaning behind it is that people personalites can be all different. They can either be sweet, mean, or a good balance of both. The personaitys determined how the story turned out. Your personality can deterime

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