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Spider-Man was the perfect expression of that adolescent angst of id versus superego.
But there is a classic Freudian map to this anecdote: Cursing is the anarchic and uncivilized id, while the superego (associated with the father) is represented by the cops, and the ideal of an earlier, more orderly New York.
The curator was like the superego, burying ninety-nine per cent of thoughts in the dark.
Mr. Clooney’s character, Lee Gates, is the kind of charming, egotistic broadcast peacock who requires a tough, honest, outwardly-cynical-but-secretly-idealistic, behind-the-scenes superego.
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Origin and Etymology of superego
First Known Use: 1908See Words from the same year
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