The Psychoanalysis (Id, Ego, And Superego) In X- Men: First Class Movie

Faradilla Artya Susanti, Desthia Amalia, Nuri Adlina


Characters in literature are individuals portrayed in a story who possess moral, intellectual, and emotional qualities inferred from their dialogue and actions. They are the people within a narrative, each with their own distinct personalities and behaviors. Therefore, the characters hold an important role in a movie. The characters can be seen through the psychoanalysis approach. The researchers through this research aims to find out the Id, Ego, and Superego found in Erik Lehnsherr's character depicted in X-Men: First Class movie. The character of Erik Lehnsherr’s as a mutant attracts the interest of the researchers to use the psychoanalysis theory proposed by Sigmund Freud. The researchers conduct the research using qualitative method. After collecting and analyzing the data, the researchers found 23 data of Erik Lehnsherr’s id, ego and superego in the X-Men: First Class movie. There are 6 data of Id, 10 data of Ego, and 7 data of Superego. Based on the analysis, it is evident that Erik's Id manifests in urgent situations, particularly those related to his mother, whom he deeply cares for. On the other hand, Erik's Ego becomes apparent when he is in a calmer state, allowing him to approach situations more logically while still being influenced by his impulsive and aggressive tendencies. Furthermore, Erik's Superego emerges when he is confronted with situations that conflict with his personal moral code, which has been shaped by his traumatic past as a mutant.


Psychoanalysis, X-Men: First Class, Erik Lehnsherr, Id, Ego, Superego.

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