Psychological analysis of the main character of It Happened To Nancy: Based on the theory of motivation

Fuadiah, Latifa (2007) Psychological analysis of the main character of It Happened To Nancy: Based on the theory of motivation. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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Abstract

Literature is poems, narratives, dramas, as well as novels; all these forms, it is proposed, are imitations, or fictive representations, of some type of natural discourse. For example, a novel is itself a fictive utterance, in that it represents the verbal action of a man, reporting, describing and refering”.

Related to the explanation above, it was interesting to conduct a psychological analysis entitled Psychological Analysis of The Main Character of It Happened to Nancy (Based on The Theory of Motivation).

The statement of problems are (1). how is the psychological condition of the main character of It Happened to Nancy? And (2). how is the psychological condition of the main character of “It Happened to Nancy” is viewed from the theory of motivation by Abraham Maslow?

The objectives of the reseach are(1). finding out the psychological condition of the main character of It Happened to Nancy and (2). exploring deeply how the psychological condition of the main character of It Happened to Nancy is viewed from the theory of motivation by Abraham Maslow. The reseacher observed by theory of motivation by Abraham Maslow focuses on the hierarchy of needs consists of Physiological Needs, Safety Needs, Love and Belonging
Needs, Esteem Needs and Self-Actualization Needs.

The methodologically the reseacher applies a literary criticism and uses psychological approach to deal with the data. Literary criticism is the study, discussion, evaluation, and interpretation of literature. Modern literary criticism is often informed by literary theory, which is the philosophical discussion of its methods and goals. It uses psychological approach because in this study, the analysis is focused on studying the psychological condition of the main character in the novel. The present study analyzes the novel from psychological aspect dealing with theory of motivation by Abraham Maslow. The reseacher viewed psychological approach suitable with this method from the result of problem statement.

As the result in the reseach are (1). The psychological condition of the main character is fluctuating, she needs motivation to defense her life and sometimes she has sad and depressed, in other hand she has cheerfull and tough toward her problem. (2). The psychological condition viewed from theory of motivation is Nancy has fulfil the hierarchy of human needs, she has D-Needs and B-Needs to againts her disease. (3). The psychological condition influence her motivation to face her society. In esteem needs she can prove that AIDS can not tranmitted by casual contact.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Muniroch, Sri and Huda, Miftahul
Keywords: Psychological Analysis; The Theory of Motivation
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dian Anesti
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2016 08:59
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2016 08:59
URI: http://etheses.uin-malang.ac.id/id/eprint/4635

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