A family is a basic thing that can be used as a reason to take revenge.
Because of a family' tragedy, Madame Defarge as the cruelest character in
this story is blind in everything. Her heart is full of anger and there is only one
thing in her mind that is 'revenge'. This becomes the scope of this study. As
for the limitation of the study, the thesis writer will focus her analysis on
Madame Defarge as the main female character who is obsessed with taking
revenge. In this study, the writer uses a library research to find and to collect
all the information about Charles Dickens and his novel. By using a literary
approach of characterization and conflict, the thesis writer analyzes Madame
Defarge as a doer of revenge. Revenge is her ambition and no one can erase it
from her heart, her mind even her soul. From the beginning until the end of
the story, her family's tragedy leaves lasting scars in her mind that lead her to
be unforgiving, revengeful and pitiless. Revenge is like a devil in her flesh.
She reckons her enemies in her mind. However, revenge is not the solution.
Her ambition to kill her enemies is too big that finally she gets herself killed.
Besides, revenge gives troubles to the innocent people. It happens to Charles
Damay who has to be sent to jail twice and condemned to die. Charles Darnay
as a main character is innocent. He is not doing anything toward Madame
Defarge's family, but he has to bear the consequence. Finally, the thesis writer
concludes that some of Madame Defarge's efforts are successful while some
others are not. The most important thing is, however, whether they are
successful or not, revenge itself brings tragedy to the person who is obsessed
(11496093) LUSIA ISKANDAR
(97-036) Liem Satya Limanta
(92-019) Ribut Basuki
Universitas Kristen Petra
Year : 2001
1. ENGLISH FICTION-19TH CENTURY-STUDY AND TEACHING
2. DICKENS, CHARLES, 1812-1870. A TALE OF TWO CITIES-STUDY AND TEACHING
s1 - Skripsi/Undergraduate Thesis (Program Studi Sastra Inggris S-1)
Undergraduate Thesis No. 11496093; Lusia Iskandar (11496093)
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