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AN ANALYSIS OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS' CONFLICTS IN CARSON MCCULLERS' NOVEL "THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER"

LESTARI, RENI IRMA (2013) AN ANALYSIS OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS' CONFLICTS IN CARSON MCCULLERS' NOVEL "THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER". Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Literature is the creative writing that can represent someone's expression, which contains values of life. Literature exists in novel, drama, short story. "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" by Carson McCullers was used in this study to analyze the four main characters' conflict they are John Singer, Mick Kelly, Doctor Copeland, and Jake Blount. The purpose of this study is to find the three issues stated on the statements of problems. They are the conflict faced by the four main characters, the cause of conflicts, and the solution of conflicts of the four main characters. This study used descriptive qualitative design to obtain the information and describe it based on the real condition of the object being observed. Objective approach was used in analyzing the novel because this study only analyzed the conflict faced by the main characters without studying the author's background and biography. The result of this study showed that there were three conflict: psychological, social and physical faced by the four main. It also shows the cause of conflicts and the solution of conflicts faced by the four main characters. John Singer psychological conflict was due to the death of his friend Antonapolous. He decided to end his life as his way to solve his problem. Mick Kelly got her psychological conflict when she was upset and distressed. It happened because she could not reach her dream due to her family poverty. As the solution, she dropped out from school and work. Doctor Copeland's psychological conflict was because he could not reach his mission to advance colored people free from the slavery and poverty. He did not find the solution but he still kept on trying to reach his mission by making the program for the colored people. Besides, Doctor Copeland faced social conflict when he was quarrel and had confrontation with his daughter, because they had different point of view about colored people. Copeland decided lower his ego and talks heart to heart to solve his social conflict. Jake Blount psychological conflicts happened because he could not reach his ambition to get the justice for the lower workers and the death of his friend John Singer. He started a new life by moving out to other city as his solution. Moreover, Jake Blount physical conflict was to survive on the bad weather, which made him headache and feel not too well. His solution was continuing his walk.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: Mrs Ruli Alfi
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 07:41
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 03:42
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/27148

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