HomeARETEvol. 4 no. 1 (2016)

“Faith, Love, Time and Dr. Lazaro”: The Moralistic Role of Superego to Regain Faith

Angelo Lenard Yu

Discipline: Literature, English, Communication Arts



This research analyzed and interpreted the moralistic role of superego in the short story entitled “Faith, Love, Time and Dr. Lazaro” by a well-known Filipino Classic Catholic writer Gregorio Brillantes using the psychological approach to literature by Sigmund Freud. This study is beneficial to all faithful Christians in order for them to shed a spiritual light to the unfaithful individuals. This qualitative research used descriptive method to decipher the mental psyche of characters. The researcher discovered that the superego follows a psychical process in regaining faith such as: willingness to help, emotional effect, transformational impact and acceptance of the resurrected faith. There are also moralistic themes that may serve as the guiding principle of individuals to have a strong faith to God.