IDENTITY CRISIS: A PSYCHOSOCIAL STUDY OF THE MAIN CHARACTER’S IDENTITY IN PATRICK SÜSKIND’S NOVEL PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER

MEILANDARI, DWI (2017) IDENTITY CRISIS: A PSYCHOSOCIAL STUDY OF THE MAIN CHARACTER’S IDENTITY IN PATRICK SÜSKIND’S NOVEL PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER. Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    Abstract

    My research aims to discover the role of society which influences Grenouille’s, the main character, process of growing and the impact it gives on his personality. The focus is on identity. It discusses about how identity matters a lot in every human being’s life and through the problems found in the novel people get to see how society shapes the personality of an individual and how the individual reacts to it. The type of research is a descriptive qualitative for it is conducted in order to collect and describe information about—in this case—psychological development which focuses on identity. The source of data in this research is novel titled Perfume: The Story of A Murderer by Patrick Süskind written in 1985. This research applies Psychosocial Study by Erik Erikson to analyze the identity problem experienced by the main character of the novel and to see how society actually plays an important role in shaping someone’s identity. The research findings show that society plays a big role in influencing Grenouille’s process of growing. Grenouille is made to believe that he is different from his society and that it is not good, and therefore he has to fix it. Grenouille tries really hard to fit into the society, does anything he can to be a part of them and eventually ends up losing himself. He is confused about who he is and what his role is in the society. He is isolated by the society for being different. Keywords: Role of Society, Personal Identity, Psychosocial Study, Identity Crisis

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
    Divisions: Fakultas Sastra dan Seni Rupa
    Fakultas Sastra dan Seni Rupa > D3 - Bahasa Inggris
    Depositing User: Rea Aisha Champa
    Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2017 19:08
    Last Modified: 30 Dec 2017 19:08
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/38550

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