AN ANALYSIS OF LUCIA CARMINE’S PSYCHOLOGICAL CONFLICTS IN THE NOVEL “THE SANDS OF TIME” BY SIDNEY SELDON

WIDYANINGRUM, ERLIN (2009) AN ANALYSIS OF LUCIA CARMINE’S PSYCHOLOGICAL CONFLICTS IN THE NOVEL “THE SANDS OF TIME” BY SIDNEY SELDON. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Literature is interesting because it gives us many functions, not only some pleasure but also lessons. Literature is meant the expression of thought in language, where by “thought” I meant the ideas, feeling, views, reasoning, and other operations of the human mind, in addition literature, then, is of a personal character; it consists in the enunciations and teaching of those who have the right to speak as representatives of their kind, and in whose words their brethren find in interpretation of their own sentiments, a record of their own experience, and suggestion for their own judgments. It means that literature represents human feeling about their thoughts, ideas, desires and experience of their life or the other person’s life. Literature teaches the readers about experience both truth and imagination. The writer of this thesis analyzed about Lucia Carmine’s psychological conflicts and the causes found in the novel “The Sands of Time” by Sidney Seldon. This study applied a descriptive qualitative research. The approach employed in this study was an objective approach because the writer only analyzed the “The Sands of Time” novel itself without studying the author’s life. The object of this study was “The Sands of Time” novel by Sidney Seldon. Based on the analysis, the results of this study showed that there are three kinds of psychological conflicts faced by Lucia Carmine, the main character. They are anger, sadness and fear. Whereas, the dominant psychological conflict faced by the main character is anger. Then, the causes of Lucia’s being anger are as follows. First, her father and her brothers were sent into the prison. Second, her father was betrayed by Benito and judge Giovanni. The third cause is when the judge had had decided to sentence Lucia’s father and brothers to the maximum permitted by the Italian law. Then, the fourth cause of Lucia’s being anger is when she lived in the resent convent and had to obey all of the rules. The last cause of Lucia’s being anger is when her three sisters and Rubio hampered her plans. The end of the psychological conflicts of Lucia Carmine is happy ending. She can pass through her psychological conflicts because she is a strong and brave. So, she could pass through all of her conflicts step by step.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English
Depositing User: Anggit Aldila
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2012 03:16
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2012 03:16
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/11391

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