"The Attitude Of Fiction," "The Necklace," And "The Story Of An Hour": The Super Ego



In his essay "The Attitude of Fiction," Lesser says that in fiction, as in real life, a character's ego (the striving for goals) conflicts with the super ego (the voice of reason and moderation). In the two short stories "The Necklace" and "The Story of an Hour" exhibits the struggle between the ego and super ego of Mrs. Mallard and Mrs. Loisel. They are both determined to get what they want by putting the super ego attitude on, and they both do not get exactly what they want.
In "The Story of an Hour," Mrs. Mallard is lonely in her life with her husband. She did not really have an ego because she felt she had nothing in her life while her husband was around. She even believed that ...

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saw beyond that bitter moment a long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely. And she opened and spread her arms out to them in welcome."(Chopin341) She is starting to build her ego by planning her life by herself, so it will be great again. She sees this big dream through her super ego. She was not going to let anything stop her, until suddenly her husband walked through the door. Her dreams, and her ego are not so good anymore, and she dies from a broken heart.
In the story "The Necklace" Mrs. Loisel always dreamed of being rich and fitting in with the others in the town, but she was poor. Her and her husband did not have any money. Her husband got invited to a big party for work, but Mrs. Loisel was horrified and did not want to go because she had nothing to wear, or nice jewelry. Her husband had some money saved up so he gave it to her to buy a dress. She had a rich friend and borrowed a beautiful necklace from her. The night of the party Mrs. ...

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