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AN ANALYSIS ON MAIN CHARACTER’S SUFFERING IN WHAT SHE DOESN’T KNOW NOVEL BY BEVERLY BARTON

IRAWAN, CANDRA (2015) AN ANALYSIS ON MAIN CHARACTER’S SUFFERING IN WHAT SHE DOESN’T KNOW NOVEL BY BEVERLY BARTON. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Literature cannot be separated from human’s expression. It can be said that literature is a true picture or replication of human’s life where the human being look for the way how to express their feeling through literature. By reading literary works especially novel, the readers can take lessons and knowledge for their lives. This study discussed one of Beverly Barton’s novels What She Doesn’t Know. It tells about the story of Jolie Royal Desmond who tried to reveal the true identity of the murderer who killed her mother and aunt twenty years ago in Belle Rose. In order to reveal the murderer, Jolie experienced suffering. Therefore, the writer is interested in analyzing suffering in this novel. The design of this study was descriptive qualitative because the data were analysed by narrated description and interpretation about the story in the novel. In collecting the data, the writer analysed and interpreted the novel related to the statement of problems which were 1) the kinds of Jolie’s suffering, 2) the cause of Jolie’s suffering, and 3) the effect of Jolie’s suffering. Moreover, objective approach was used in this study because the writer regarded this approach focuses only on the content of the novel and free from the author’s background. The result of this study showed that Jolie suffered from mental and physical suffering. Her mental sufferings were: 1) Jolie was difficult to interact, 2) Jolie was feeling anxious, 3) Jolie was afraid to see stairs, and 4) Jolie was frustrated. Her physical sufferings were: 1) Jolie was stinging on her hip and shoulder, 2) potential harmful done by Parry toward Jolie, and 3) Jolie was bleeding. Those symptoms appeared due to several causes. The causes of her mental suffering were: 1) She was still in trauma, 2) She was still haunted by the memory of Ginny Pounders who died tragically, 3) She always saw the dead body of her aunt, and 4) She was desperate to find Belle Rose files. Then, the causes of her physical suffering were; 1) She had been shot three times, 2) Parry thought that Jolie was Lisette, and 3) She was showered by bullets by an unidentified gunman.The last is the effect of Jolie’s suffering. The effects of her mental suffering were: 1) Jolie felt lonely, 2) Jolie could not sleep well, 3) Jolie was unable to leave her room alone, and 4) Jolie felt sore on her neck, shoulders, and back. Furthermore, the effects of her physical suffering were: 1) Jolie was unconscious and hospitalized, 2) Jolie could not breathe and was in panic, and 3) Jolie was shocked. Finally, this study highlighted on Jolie’s suffering issue illustrated in the novel and become the main issue to be discussed in further deeper investigations.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education
Depositing User: CKO Repository
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 04:10
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 04:10
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/21752

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