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Lord of the Flies Freudian Essay topic
We’ve read about Freud’s theory of our three part psyche – id, ego, and superego. Print out and take notes on details about the theory you might include in the essay.
Choose a character to analyze in depth – Jack, Ralph, or Piggy. How is each of their ego’s influenced by their superego and id? How do these influences change from the beginning, to middle, to end of the book? How do they compare to or influence the others on the island?
Your thesis should make a specific claim about how the character’s psyche changes over the course of the book such as “Ralph’s ego changes from balancing his superego and his id, to only being dominated by his id at the end.”
Organize your body paragraphs around the changes over the three stages of the book:

1) beginning,

2) middle,

3) end.
Use specific quotes from the book to prove your claim.


Or you might analyze how different characters symbolize different parts of Freud’s theory.

Lord of the Flies – Freudian Essay topic
We’ve read about Freud’s theory of our three part psyche – id, ego, and superego. Print out and take notes on details about the theory you might include in the essay.
Choose a character to analyze in depth – Jack, Ralph, or Piggy. How is each of their ego’s influenced by their superego and id? How do these influences change from the beginning, to middle, to end of the book? How do they compare to or influence the others on the island?
Your thesis should make a specific claim about how the character’s psyche changes over the course of the book such as “Ralph’s ego changes from balancing his superego and his id, to only being dominated by his id at the end.”
Organize your body paragraphs around the changes over the three stages of the book:

1) beginning,

2) middle,

3) end.
Use specific quotes from the book to prove your claim.


Or you might analyze how different characters symbolize different parts of Freud’s theory.


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