Sigmund Freud's theories of the self and unconscious desires are reflected throughout Antigone. Freud believed that the self was comprised of three aspects: the id (unconscious), the ego (pre-conscious), and the super ego (conscious)(Freud 354-374). According to Freud, the ego maintains the balance between unconscious desires and societal norms. When these aspects are imbalanced, the person presents with symptoms of neuroses or hysteria (Freud 354-374). Freud's ideas of the self are portrayed by each character throughout Antigone. The following exhibit represents Freud's theories of the self reflected through Antigone.