Psychological analysis of the main character’s personality in Go Ask Alice

Fauziyah, Nailul (2008) Psychological analysis of the main character’s personality in Go Ask Alice. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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Literature is a piece of writing which expresses and communicates through feeling and human attitude in literary works, we find many kinds of work that may contain anything which can be found in our life. A literary work can be portraying of the author’s life. By their work, they can express his or her imagination through idea, mind and psychological experience.

In this study, the researcher looks that Psychology is also influenced in the literary work, to know the psychological condition of the author when he or she creates the work. The researcher is interested in finding a psychological concern reflected in a novel. It becomes challenging for the researcher to know more about the history of psychology and psychological theory through a literary work. By a novel entitle Go Ask Alice, the researcher intends to present a psychology in literary research and would like to explore important problems related to psychology.

The purposes of the study are: To know how the aspects of the main character’s personality portrayed in this novel and to know how the main character’s personality is viewed from Abraham Maslow’s theory of motivation.

To achieve the above problems of study and objectives of the study, the researcher categorize this research as literary criticism since the researcher conduct the interpretation and analysis on literary work. The researcher sees this literary work from two points of views there are intrinsic and extrinsic, the researcher uses psychological approach in doing this analysis.

From the result of the data analysis, it can be concluded that there are three character personality of the main character, such as sensitive, unrealistic, and pessimistic.

There are main character’s personality needs viewed by Abraham Maslow’s theory of motivation (hierarchy of needs): Psychological needs, safety needs, the love and belonging needs, esteem needs, self actualization needs.

Finally, for the next researcher it is suggested to do the research to use another theory to analyze more deeply, because this novel has many aspects that can be analyzed.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Andarwati, Andarwati
Keywords: Psychology; Personality
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dian Anesti
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2016 10:17
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2016 10:17

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