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What are the symbols of the story, "The Secret Sharer"?  

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The main symbols in the The Secret Sharer are as follow:

  • the captain represents the Ego;
  • Capt. Archbold represents the Super-ego
  • Leggatt represents the Id
  • the sea (above water is the Ego; below water are the Superego and Id)
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