Freudian Trio: Theater

  • 1776
    • Id: John Adams — "Obnoxious and disliked," wants independence now and for everyone, loud, pigheaded, pushy
    • Ego: Benjamin Franklin — Witty, raunchy, realizes that idealism will not prevail, about the only person who can stand Adams for more than ten minutes
    • Superego: Thomas Jefferson — quiet, passive, patriotic but really would rather see his wife than write the Declaration of Independence

  • Man of La Mancha:
    • Id: Don Quixote — moral, dreamy, and idealistic to the point of being unable to interact with the real world
    • Ego: Sancho — believes in Don Quixote and his Quest, but accommodates reality and other people
    • Superego: Al Donza — full of anger and constantly harangued for sex, believes in nothing

  • Romeo and Juliet
    • Id + Ego: Romeo — passionate romantic guy, caught between these two, who might have lived if he'd listen to his superego
    • Id + Superego: Mercutio — cynical and snarky, but also wild and hot-headed, always up for a drink, a fight or a woman
    • Ego + Superego: Benvolio — balanced, sane Nice Guy, calm and rational

  • Also, the women of the Capulet family fit into this:
    • Superego: Lady Capulet, trying to get her daughter married to someone rich and suitable
    • Ego: Juliet, especially at the beginning when she tries to please others rather than herself
    • Id: The Nurse, trying to get Juliet laid

  • The Phantom of the Opera
    • Raoul (Superego), Christine (Ego), and the Phantom (Id).

  • The Merchant of Venice
    • Superego: Antonio — generous to a fault, willing to give his money and his life for his friends
    • Ego: Bassanio — kind-hearted Everyman, does a pretty equal amount of right and wrong
    • Id: Gratiano — raunchy, wild, obnoxious, thinks everyone should drink, party and have fun

  • American Idiot
    • Superego: Whatsername — rebel girl who tries to pull JOS away from St. Jimmy's influence and drug addiction.
    • Ego: The Jesus of Suburbia — disillusioned punk who is caught between the influences of the destructive Saint Jimmy and the free-spirited Whatsername
    • Id: Saint Jimmy — a punk/rebel/drug dealer who seduces JOS into drugs and punk life, who may be an alternate personality of JOS.

  • Vanities
    • Superego: Kathy, the Super OCD party planner
    • Ego: Joanne, the conservative homemaker
    • Id: Mary, the rebellious flower child