The analysis of Jane Eyre’s personality Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre

Amrin, Muhamad (2007) The analysis of Jane Eyre’s personality Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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The study is stimulated by an assumption that novel is one form of literary works that often tries to reflect human life by portraying the soul and the inner main of the characters. Psychology has relation with literature each other; because psychology is needed to characterize the character of the novel and also study of human behavior, therefore between literature and psychology have close relationship. The purpose of the study is to find out the psychological aspects of Jane Eyre’s personality.

This study analyzes of psychological aspect, Jane Eyre personality on the main character in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. The results of this study is expected to give the readers knowledge about the basic drive in human being’s personality based on psychological point of view and give understanding on how personality can be changed or influenced, so it can control one person’s behavior in process of achieving her purpose of life.

To achieve the above objectives, the researcher applies hierarchy of needs theory of Abraham Maslow theory, psychology related to human beings’ personality in forming their behavior. Since this study is emphasized on the analysis of a literary work, it is, then, classified as literary criticism. The primary data of this study are collected from Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre 163-page novel text which published originally in 1966 by Penguin Inc, New York. The researcher himself becomes the research instrument in the process of the data collection and data analysis.

Jane Eyre got some difficulties to fulfill her basic needs, in Gateshead hall she spend her childhood in loneliness, admits Mrs. Reed family in intercourse. Her needs for affection, love, and belonging can not be satisfied in Gateshead hall. Then she decide to live in Lowood institution to get better life, but here Jane still got the need is unsatisfied, physiology needs is the most hindrance in her development to concentrate in Lowood, and the place which is not enough in standard of healthy. But Jane still survives here until she becomes success student. She finds her only friend in Helen Burns, who is very learned and intelligent, has a patient and philosophical mind, and believes firmly in God.

In Thornfield hall Jane applies her ability as governor it means that she try to be self actualization person. In the end Jane conveniently inherits a large sum of money from an uncle who lived abroad, it shows us that she had fulfilled physiological needs and try to satisfy of love and belonging needs. She learns that Mr. Rochester lost a hand, an eye, and the sight of the other eye as a result of trying to unsuccessfully save Bertha from the flames, of which she was the cause. Upon acquiring the knowledge of his location, at a cabin called Ferndean, she sets off for it. She and Mr. Rochester reconcile and marry, for he has adopted love and religion. She writes in the perspective of ten years after their marriage, during which she gave birth to a son and Mr. Rochester gained part of his sight back. Jane's long quest to find love and a sense of belonging is finally fulfilled.

Her personality influenced by two factors, first is internal factor, Jane herself and second is external factor include the social environment…….

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Masitoh, Siti
Keywords: Personality; Hierarchy of Needs
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dian Anesti
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2016 10:27
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:27

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