Desire in Antigone and Freud

Desire is a common theme in Sophocles' Antigone and in Freud's Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis. One of Freud's theories is that our minds are made up of three parts the Super Ego-Social and Cultural Norms, Ego-right and wrong and the ID-which is basic human desire. Antigone wants to bury her brother against the wishes of her sister and uncle but because she is family oriented her loyalty to her brother cannot be suppressed and her ID takes control over making her forget that by going against her uncle she can be put to death. The idea of your desires taking over your logic is a concept that Freud explores and that can be associated with Sophocles' Antigone.

"The Family" represents Antigone and her love of family. because she loves her brother so much she is willing to go against her uncles decree and bury him anyway.
The wild birds flying away represents Freuds ID which is basic human desire. Antigone is the ID because of her want to bury her brother.
A representation of Freuds Super Ego which is the part of the mind that conforms to social and cultural norms. Antigone's sister and uncle are the suer ego's in her life because they are trying to get her to not bury her brother because he was disloyal to the city and does't deserve a proper burial but Antigone goes against them because its what she believes is right.
The justice statue demonstrates the Ego, which helps us chose between what is right and wrong. The chorus in Antigone was the ego for her uncle when he was debating between killing Antigone and letting her go.
It is clear that Antigone is choosing her desires (ID) over what everyone else sees as the right way to be (Super Ego). This picture depicts her choosing to bury her brother which is seen as amoral over what her Uncles decree says to do
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