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  • 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: Aldonza — full of anger and constantly harangued for sex, believes in nothing

  • Master Harold...and the boys
    • Superego: Sam — cares deeply for Hally as an uncle figure despite society's institutionalized racism against their familiar relationship
    • Ego: Hally — his emotional and nostalgic childhood memories of him and Sam conflict his expectence in South African Society to conform to the common racist beliefs in apartheid and general treatment of blacks
    • Id: Willy — most impulsive and least self control of the characters, beats his girlfriend for not dancing properly when he tells her to

  • 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