pride and id: a love story 

According to Freud, one’s unconscious is what is responsible for decision making. In this hidden world, there are various factors that control the outcome of one’s behavior. This exhibit focuses on the id, which is responsible for all selfish desires. When it runs amok, the id is in complete control of one’s actions. The self-destructive acts one commits, such as smoking, are done to satiate the desire caused by his id. Moreover, it is the source of one’s pride. In Sophocles’ play, Antigone, Antigone’s and Creon’s unremitting pride are proof of the prevalence of their ids in their decision making. This exhibit highlights how pride is the result of one’s id and how it brings individuals to their demise. 

Today everyone is aware of the caustic effects of smoking. Yet, people continue the habit because their id demands it.
The man cannot enjoy himself because his id needs satiation. It causes separation between the two.
In a time when their love was taboo, these two put themselves in danger because of their inner sexual drive.
"The city is our lifeboat... Unless we keep her sailing right side up. / Such are my laws" (Sophocles 189-191). Above all, people focus on themselves. This selfishness is the result of their ids.
Van Gogh’s vanity is the product of delusions of grandeur. His narcissistic pride is seen through all of his self-portraits.
King Henry VIII's stance is one of self-importance. His regal fashion is an outward manifestation of his inner grandiose pride.
"My misery is so huge,/ I am dissolved in misery" (Antigone lines 1310-1311). The loneliness that comes with the indulgence of pride is physically debilitating.
"Because you chose life, and I chose death" (Sophocoles lines 555). Much like Antigone, Icarus’ death is the result of his pride.
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