Dead Poets Society Id Ego Superego

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Neil was dominated by his id when he decided to continue starring in the play. However, his life was greatly controlled by his ego and even more so by his superego. He obeyed both his parents and schoolmasters. He had little control over his own destiny. As his father emphasized, a lot was sacrificed to get him into the prestigious school he attended. He gave up the school paper at his father's insistence to focus more on his schoolwork and unnecessary extra curricular activities. Although his schoolwork was important to him, so was his overwhelming desire to star in the local theater production. As a person who for most of his life had been dominated by ego and superego, Neil found it difficult to forget what had been instilled in him. He went ahead and starred in the play, regardless of the consequences. In this situation, Neil was dominated by his id to the point where he simply didn't care what transpired. He knew what he wanted and wouldn't let anything or anyone get in the way of that. Todd was dominated by his ego when he stood on his desk to honor his "captain." Throughout Dead Poets Society, Todd was very shy and for the most part kept to himself, turning down invitations to join the other boys. He is plagued by expectations set by an older brother who excelled in both sports and academics. Every so often, we need inspiration, someone to give us a pat on the back, to push us to do our best. For Todd, this someone was Mr. Keating. He encouraged his students to...

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