Sigmund Freud believes the id is innate in a child, it acts on pure immediate pleasure. As the child grows older, it develops the regulatory ego which confronts the self-indulgent id with logical choices. As some people age, their ego might not develop as expected. Lorelai Gilmore is Freud’s idea of the id, embodied. When she makes choices, logic is usually an afterthought as she generally thinks only of her happiness. Throughout ...
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...tion to the desires of the id,” this shows true with Emily standing in the way of Lorelai (Ganguly PG #). Emily’s morals often clash with Lorelai’s quest for personal happiness. Emily epitomizes the superego because of the stress she places on moral standards.
Through careful examination, one can see that the Gilmore Girls represent Sigmund Freud’s id, ego, and superego. First, Lorelai Gilmore representing the id because of her rash decision-making and her conscious drive for her own happiness. Next, Rory Gilmore’s logical approach to problem-solving shows that she best symbolizes the ego. Last, because she only considers what others think, Emily Gilmore’s personality resembles the superego. By watching Gilmore Girls, the extremeness of how each character solves her problems can help us be certain that our decisions include a balance of the id, ego, and superego.
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