An analysis on conflicts faced by the main character of Pip in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations

Habsari, Rohmah Indri (2008) An analysis on conflicts faced by the main character of Pip in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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As long as we live in the world, we always faced conflicts. As human beings that have problems attempt to solve it. Conflicts are a contrast or contradiction with two people, or more that have different opinion and ideas. Sometimes conflicts appear when the people have different ideas with other. Conflicts are divided into two parts such as external and internal Conflict, the external conflict is a struggle between a character and an outside force, and character may face several types of outside force like character with community, character with nature. The internal conflict is a struggle that takes place in character’s mind.

Character is a person presented in works of narrative or drama who convey their person qualities though dialogue and action, by which the reader as audience understands their thoughts, feelings, intentions and motives. The study aimed at answering that the following three research problems. First what kinds of Conflicts faced by Pip, Second what are the causes of the conflicts, and the last what are the impacts of Pip’s conflicts in life. This study use structural approach, structural approach which used to analyze
fictions anatomic structure or author, imagination that is independent from other aspect of human life.

The result of the research shows that the main character Pip in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens face two conflicts that are external and internal conflicts; the external conflict included physical and psychological conflicts that faced Pip in his life. Physical conflict happen when Pip fought with slouching man he is name Orlick that dangerous person that hurting people simple because he enjoys it, and the second is when Pip mets the Convict in the Marshes asks some food and a file, if Pip did not give it he Convict will cut Pip’s throat. It this happen that makes Pip felt afraid if he mets again with the Convict or strange man, and the psychological conflict when Estella insults him with called labouring and poor boy. In pip’s thought he want to be a gentleman in London and to similarity with Estella’s dignity, and the most important of this Pip want to get Estella’s love, but Pip not get it. After all of this events Pip’s realize and it is can make Pip encourage to better than before in his life. The Internal conflict Pip’s life so make Pip realize that all of his want not always appropriate what his want in real life.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Andarwati, Andarwati and Syamsudin, Syamsudin
Keywords: Conflict Character
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dian Anesti
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2016 02:37
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2016 02:37

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