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International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society, 2017, 1(4); doi: 10.25236/IJNDES.17419.

Prevalence of Superego in Able: Sublimating in Homecoming


Xiangmin Li

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Xiangmin Li

Zhongyuan University of Technology, Zhengzhou, Henan, China, 45000


House Made of Dawn, the masterpiece of the Native American Writer N. Scott Momaday published in 1968, won him fame and recognition in dominant American society. Momaday was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for the novel, which signified the renaissance of Native American literature. This paper focuses on Abel’s superego directing his ego to transcend his id and awaken him to be on the way of returning to his tribe and the ancient tradition. He regains the conscience and morality by listening to his grandfather’s story-telling. Therefore his psychic energy eventually begins to stay away from its destructive effects and his superego is on its way to sublimation. The power he gains transfers into the integration with his tribal tradition during his running at dawn, which is constructive to the future of his tribe and himself. The conflict of his id, ego and superego is hushed into peace with balance. His superego gains sublimation.


House Made of Dawn; Abel; Superego; Homecoming

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Xiangmin Li. Prevalence of Superego in Able: Sublimating in Homecoming
--Abel’s Personality Structure in House Made of Dawn.  International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2017) Vol.1, Num.4: 78-81.


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