The psychoanalytic criticism on "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone".

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The main character of psychoanalysis is consciousness. According to Freud, there are three ideas in relation to the human that are id, ego and superego. Id is the desire of the person. It is often being related to something that a person need. On the other hand, superego is the moral values of the person. It led the person to hold strong to something that is right. Ego is between the id and superego that work as to balance the id and ego. Ego is also referring to the preconscious structure of a human.

However, it is very difficult to achieve the balance between id and superego. That is where the Defense Mechanism comes into place. It is a tool that helps to achieve ego, a balance. The main feature is the denial. Human tends to deny the situation or things that one fear of. Besides that, the person probably will repress the situation to pretend that it did not happen at all.

There is a strong sense of defense mechanism in the fantasy novel, "Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone" by J.K. Rowling (also known as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in United State of America).

Another term is 'talking cure' where the reality is reveals and the problems are being solved. Everything comes to the light and there is cease of the Defense Mechanism.

The analysis

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a famous fantasy novel by the author J.K. Rowling among the children around the world. It could be a study for psychoanalyst. The story begins with the murder of the wizard boy's parent by the Dark Lord of the Wizarding world. Consequently, the boy was sent to live with his Aunt and Uncle. His Aunt and Uncle loathe everything that...