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...y in terms of the id, ego, superego, abandonment, the origins of unconsciousness, etc. where Tyler represents id, society is superego, and lastly narrator is ego. This novel is a great depiction of psychoanalysis theory and heavily grounded on the conflicts of inner self. From the first day of fight club till the end of this novel, there were several alterations of mind forces---id, ego, and superego---that took place. Along with the Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis, Karl Marx’s Marxism also balances out the effects of socioeconomic, in the society, with the human psychology.
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