Mr. Di Fiori
11 October 2014
Into the Mind
There are many forms of literature analysis, but psychological analysis is the only one that dives into the mind of an individual to reveal their innermost thoughts and desires. You can take a piece of literature and break down every character and their reasoning behind their actions. This is useful to help get a better understanding of a character in a story. By looking at the Grimm's version of "Little Red Riding Hood" published by Knopf in 1988 through a psychological lens, one can apply the three Freudian zones of the psychological approach to the story because Wolf acts as the id, Mother and Grandmother as the superego, and Little Red Riding Hood as the ego.
When correctly applying the psychoanalytical approach to this story, it is appropriate to prove the interactions of the human mind.
The concept of the unconscious mind can galvanize human actions because it is the root to all behavior. This human behavior can be applied to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. "Sigmund Freud believed that there were three psychic zones of mental processes: id, ego and superego" (Ego Psychology II). In "Little Red Riding Hood," Little Red Riding Hood's elders, Grandmother and Mother represent the superego in the story. The superego is based on morals and it tries to keep the ego on the right path (Examples of Id Ego and Superego). They both raise Little Red Riding Hood by helping to protect and control her motives and desires. Mother tells Little Red Riding Hood not to go into the woods alone as she will be tempted to drift from the path. Using a psychological point of view, this is a demonstration...