ANXIETY AND DEFENSE MECHANISM IN KIM EDWARDS THE MEMORY KEEPERS DAUGHTER

Dea Novita, 120510845 (2009) ANXIETY AND DEFENSE MECHANISM IN KIM EDWARDS THE MEMORY KEEPERS DAUGHTER. Thesis thesis, UNIVERSITAS AIRLANGGA.

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Abstract

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter is one of interesting novel written by Kim Edwards. It brings Down syndrome as the political issue in the story. The story happens in 1964 which was common for Mongoloid babies to be sent away to special homes at birth. It tells about Dr.David Henry’s life, an orthopedic surgeon who has an unpleasant memory of losing his little sister because of Down syndrome. Shortly, David’s wife delivers a boy, Paul, and a girl, Phoebe. Phoebe is born with Down's syndrome. He asks Caroline to send his daughter to institution tells his wife that their daughter has died. This action later changes his entire life and marriage. He has to deal with his guilty feeling and the existence of his past memories of losing. That is the point which encourages the writer to analyze the changing of David’s personality deeply. Furthermore, this thesis aims to give explanation and the reason why David’s personality changes. The method that is going to use is descriptive analysis, the writer will search for data from library and online research. Sigmund Freud’s anxiety and defense mechanism will be applied in order to analyze David’s personality. The aim of this study is to examine David’s behavior from Freud’s theory. The findings of the study are the anxiety of David and the defense mechanisms he does to control the anxiety. .

Item Type: Thesis (Thesis)
Additional Information: KKB KK-2 FS.BE 12/10 Nov a
Uncontrolled Keywords: FICTION STRUCTURALISM (LITERARY ANALYSIS)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: 12. Fakultas Ilmu Budaya > Sastra Inggris
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Dea Novita, 120510845UNSPECIFIED
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ContributorMoses Glorino Pandin, M.SiUNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Tn Septian Eko Budianto
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2011 12:00
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 04:10
URI: http://repository.unair.ac.id/id/eprint/26789
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