II. What Would Freud Say?
For anyone who’s ever read Sigmund Freud, it is obvious that the two protagonists are manifestations of the two opposing elements in his structural model of the human psyche/mind: id and superego.
But, let’s start with the basics, for all those who haven’t read Freud; presuming that you have read Freud would be rude, and we wouldn’t want to be rude in a post about Hannibal now, would we?
So, Freud’s structural model of the human psyche consists of three psychic structures: id, ego, superego.
i. I Am … Curious
Id is the unorganized, unconscious psychic structure that contains a human’s basic, instinctual drives, and the source of our bodily needs, wants, desires, sexual and aggressive impulses. It contains libido, the sexual drive which can be manifested in all kinds of ways, creativity being the most common. Id acts according to the
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