Psychological analysis of Charley “chick” Benetto in Mitch albom For One More Day novel: Viewed from Maslow’s theory

Hafifi, Rafi Anas (2015) Psychological analysis of Charley “chick” Benetto in Mitch albom For One More Day novel: Viewed from Maslow’s theory. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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Abstract

ENGLISH:

This thesis discusses about analysis of main character Charley “chick” benetto in Mitch Albom’s novel For One More Day. The writer chooses main character as an object of this study because the main character is very influential on the plot of this story and it also has a big influence to the readers. Character is the most important intrinsic element in the literary works. Kennedy (1991:95) Character is showing at perpetrator of presented story or the player of the story, whereas characterization is portraying of clear picture about someone who present in a story. In this thesis, the researcher has questions that appear to discuss are: 1.What are the causes of Charley’s frustration in Mitch Albom’s For One More Day? 2. What are the most important human needs for Charley to be fulfilled?

The researcher uses the hierarchy of needs by Abraham Maslow for discovering the causes of Charley’s frustration and finding the most important human needs for Charley to be fulfilled in the novel.

In finding the answer of those questions above, the researcher found 5 (five) causes of Charley’s frustration; Charley’s Mother Death, The Relationship between Charley’s Father and Baseball, A Letter from Charley’s daughter, Charley’s Wedding Collapsed, Charley’s Mother and Father Divorcing. The type of conflict that Charlie concern is double-avoidance conflict because his actions have good and bad features which must be weighed in order, for a choice to be made. Charley response of his frustration is regression. Charley was so frustrated and unconsciously seeks to return to an earlier, most secure period in his life. Then, the most important human needs for Charley to be fulfilled are esteem needs. Esteem needs is a personal judgment of worthiness that is a personal attitude that is expressed in the individual holds toward him. He really frustrated when his mother passed away, he feel empty and realize that how his mother really love him more than his father.

INDONESIA:

Tesis ini membahas tentang analisis karakter utama Charley "chick" Benetto dalam novel Mitch Albom For One More Day. Penulis memilih karakter utama sebagai objek penelitian ini karena karakter utama sangat berpengaruh pada plot cerita ini dan juga memiliki pengaruh yang besar untuk pembaca. Karakter adalah elemen intrinsik yang paling penting dalam karya sastra. Kennedy (1991:95) Karakter menunjukkan pada pelaku cerita yang disajikan atau pemain dari cerita, sedangkan karakterisasi yang menggambarkan gambar yang jelas tentang seseorang yang hadir dalam cerita. Dalam tesis ini, peneliti memiliki 2 pertanyaan: 1.Apa penyebab frustrasi Charley di Mitch Albom For One More Day? 2. Apa kebutuhan manusia yang paling penting bagi Charley harus dipenuhi?

Peneliti menggunakan teori kebutuhan hierarki oleh Abraham Maslow untuk menemukan penyebab frustrasi Charley dan menemukan kebutuhan manusia yang paling penting untuk Charley yang harus dipenuhi dalam novel.

Dalam menemukan jawaban dari pertanyaan-pertanyaan di atas, peneliti menemukan 5 (lima) penyebab frustrasi Charley; Kematian ibu Charley, Hubungan antara Bapak Charley dan Baseball, Surat dari putri Charley, Pernikahan Charley yang rusak, Perceraian orang tua Charley. Jenis konflik yang dialami Charlie adalah konflik penghindaran ganda karena tindakannya memiliki sisi yang baik dan buruk yang harus ditimbang untuk pilihan yang akan dibuat. Respon dari frustrasi Charley adalah regresi. Charley begitu frustrasi dan tidak sadar berusaha untuk kembali ke awal, periode yang paling aman dalam hidupnya. Kemudian, kebutuhan manusia yang paling penting bagi Charley yang harus dipenuhi adalah kebutuhan harga diri. Esteem dibutuhkan adalah penilaian pribadi yang merupakan sikap pribadi yang diungkapkan dalam individu. Dia benar-benar frustrasi ketika ibunya meninggal, ia merasa kosong dan menyadari bahwa betapa ibunya benar-benar mencintainya lebih dari ayahnya.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Andarwati, Andarwati
Keywords: Psychological Analysis; Maslow theory
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dian Anesti
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 03:59
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2016 04:01
URI: http://etheses.uin-malang.ac.id/id/eprint/3067

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