A STUDY ON PSYCHOLOGICAL CONFLICT OF LUCYGREY AS THE MAIN CHARACTER IN BARBARA ALLEN’S “DOCTOR LUCY”

Dwi Mariyam, Astri (2005) A STUDY ON PSYCHOLOGICAL CONFLICT OF LUCYGREY AS THE MAIN CHARACTER IN BARBARA ALLEN’S “DOCTOR LUCY”. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Literature is related with human’s life so that the readers can see the reflection of real life. By reading literature, we can get valuable and useful knowledge that has significant benefits concerning the topic. By learning literature we will have wider insight and wiser consideration in making a decision. This study is focused on the aspects of Lucy Grey’s psychological conflicts, namely: (1) what are the psychological conflicts faced by Lucy Grey, as the main character, in the “Doctor Lucy” written by Barbara Allen?, (2) what are the causes of Lucy Grey’s psychological conflicts?, (3) what are the effects of Lucy Grey’s psychological conflicts on her life? The research design in the research was the descriptive research design. In order to make a systematic description, the design of the study was classified onto four sub-chapters and they are: collecting the data, analysing the data, presenting the result, and drawing a conclusion. Based on the result of the data analysis, it was found out that there were two psychological conflicts faced by the main character, they are: one approach-avoidance conflict and one double approach-avoidance conflict. One approach-avoidance conflict was found when Lucy had to make a decision whether to operate her close friend “Julia” who married her fiancé or not. One double approach-avoidance conflict was also found when she had to make a decision to choose career or love. Furthermore, the finding shows that there were two causes of Lucy’s psychological conflicts as follows: firstly, without getting Lucy’s permission, her close friend “Julia” had married her fiancé; Secondly, Paul and Lucy loved each other. Finally, it was found that there were two effects of Lucy’s psychological conflict on her life as follows: firstly, she felt painful and awkward; secondly, she felt afraid of being alone in her life if she refused Paul’s proposal.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English
Depositing User: Anwar Jasin
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2012 08:20
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 08:20
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/191

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