"Emotion in Sophocles' Antigone and Sigmund Freud's Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis." One of Freud's most prominent theories is the existence of the Id, the subconscious part of the human psyche where basic, primal emotions exist and influence our conscious thoughts and actions. Sophocles’ Antigone is the third and final piece of the Theban Plays, a dramatic depiction of a girl’s emotional attempts to bury her disgraced brother. Antigone is driven to action by her emotions, the wild and raging grief for her brother overruling the cautious logic and obedience for the law that is expected of her. The dominance of powerful emotional drives is a concept explored by Sigmund Freud in his study of the Id, linking his work with Sophocles’ classic piece of literature.