AN ANALYSIS ON THE MAIN CHARACTER’S PSYCHOLOGICAL CONFLICTS IN THE “PALOMINO” NOVEL BY DANIELLE STEEL

Nurhaini, Dewi (2006) AN ANALYSIS ON THE MAIN CHARACTER’S PSYCHOLOGICAL CONFLICTS IN THE “PALOMINO” NOVEL BY DANIELLE STEEL. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Literature is a kind of art, usually in a written form that offers information and pleasures. The writer of this thesis chooses literature because it is able to arise the human feeling about actual life. Novel is one kind of literary works in which we can use it to share experiences about the real life. The writer is interested in Danielle Steel’s novel “Palomino” because it is interesting and easy to understand. The writer discusses about the psychological conflicts faced by the main character and the ways of the main character solve her psychological conflicts. The study applied descriptive method. The descriptive method was used to review literary research to provide research data. This study was also conducted by using library research in which every possible information in the form of books, encyclopedias, and dictionaries that have any relation with this study were explored to complete the analysis. Dealing with this study, the writer used objective approach because it focuses on the literary work itself, without relating to the author’s life, background of society, or background of the work. In this case, the writer focuses on the psychological conflicts faced by the main character and the ways of the main character solve her psychological conflicts on “Palomino” novel written by Danielle Steel. The result of this study shows that the kinds of psychological conflicts faced by the main character in the “Palomino” novel are sorrow or sadness, fear, blame, and anxiety. For examples, Samantha was sad when her husband left her and found another woman after seven years of their marriage, Samantha was feared when she knew that she could not walk again, Samantha was blaming herself when she could not do anything to help her aunt, Caroline because she was sick at that time, and she was anxious if she could not win the court to adopt Timmie as her child. And the ways to solve her psychological conflicts were by making compromise. In other words she did some things to overcome her psychological conflicts. For examples, when Samantha had been divorced by her husband, she took a rest to go to California and cured her pain there by having advice from Charlie, and when she could not accept the reality to be a handicapped person, Charlie always supported her that she could pass her life as a normal person before.

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: 24 Jul 2012 04:11
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2012 04:11
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/12947

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