Reason and passion, logic and madness, and rationality and emotion are all ways to describe the differing sides to any situation. An individual can use either side to make a specific decision in a moment as well as use it to guide the way they lead their lives as a whole. Reason and passion work as a balancing act as they work well in conjunction, but can often be seen to wrestle for superiority. Sophocles and Freud both show the theme of reason versus passion in their works. This is portrayed by both Sophocles and Freud as something every individual faces; an individual will experience times where they must choose between their more logical side and their more irrational, passionate side.