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International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society, 2019, 3(1); doi: 10.25236/IJNDES.19113.

Prevalence of Id in Abel: Self-indulgence for No Way-out


Xiangmin Li

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Xiangmin Li

Zhongyuan University of Technology, Zhengzhou, Henan, China


According to the theory of personality structure, the id is a part of the psyche relating to a person’s unconsciousness and impulses. It is imperceptible but has an influence on one’s behavior. When id prevails in a person, nothing can stop him from satisfying his desire. In the novel House Made of Dawn, Abel, the hero is dominated by his id at a time. He joins the army in the Second World War, in which he has undergone the grueling war, seen crews’ death and struggled in the world full of violence and prejudice. The war experience has disillusioned him and broken his dream of seeking recognition outside his native land. Now, the war is over, he is on the way home, and his long-pressed id begins to stir.


House Made of Dawn; Abel; id

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Xiangmin Li.Prevalence of Id in Abel: Self-indulgence for No Way-out.  International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2019) Vol.3, Num.1: 84-92.


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