This thesis mainly deals with Beth Haxton?s psychological problems and
the ways she deals with her psychological problems. The thesis writer sees that
the main female character in Lurlene McDaniel?s The Girl Death Left Behind,
Beth Haxton, has experienced painful or tragic event in her life. As a result, it
leads her to have her psychological problems. She also tries to handle her
psychological problems. Unconsciously, she has built a defense mechanism,
which is called repression, in order to escape from the pain. Therefore, this thesis
aims to find out Beth?s psychological problems and the ways she deals with them.
To reach the purpose of this study, the thesis writer use psychological approach,
mainly the theory of anxiety, theory of depression and theory of defense
mechanism especially repression in order to help the thesis writer recognize the
ways Beth deals with her psychological problems. Finally, the thesis writer finds
the psychological problems that are suffered by Beth are anxiety and depression.
Then, she can deal with her psychological problems by using repression.
(97-036) Liem Satya Limanta
(82-010) Liliek Soelistyo
Universitas Kristen Petra
Year : 2006
1. MCDANIEL, LURLENE. THE GIRL DEATH LEFT BEHIND - STUDY AND TEACHING
2. AMERICAN FICTION-20TH CENTURY
psychological problems, anxiety, depression, defense mechanism, repression
s1 - Skripsi/Undergraduate Thesis (Program Studi Sastra Inggris S-1)
Undergraduate Thesis No. 01011514/ING/2006; Olivia (11401134)
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