The Cause and Effect of Social Isolation Endured by The main Character of William Faulkner’s Short Story “A Rose for Emily”

Agustin, ParamitaWahyu (2011) The Cause and Effect of Social Isolation Endured by The main Character of William Faulkner’s Short Story “A Rose for Emily”. Sarjana thesis, Universitas Brawijaya.

English Abstract

Human as social being needs to interact with others. The interaction process and experience with others especially in a childhood gives a great influence on individual’s personality development. If individual lives in social isolation, he or she most probably experience distressing psychological condition. In this research, the writer used psychoanalysis theory from Freudian and Erik Erikson to analyze the cause and effect of social isolation on Emily’s life as the main character of “A Rose for Emily” short story. The research is aimed at analyzing the father’s role as the main cause of Emily’s isolation, and then analyze the influence of social isolation on the process of Emily’s personality development. The last, it is describing the impact of social isolation on Emily’s personality. The result of this study shows that Emily’s father separates Emily from people in the town due to their social class. Living thirty years in isolation with her father has given a great influence on Emily’s personality development. She fails almost in all of her stages of life and it causes Emily’s personality become low self-competent. The low selfcompetence caused Emily not to have a braveness to take a challenge in her new life. She continues her isolation life even though she gets her freedom. Moreover, this isolation gives a negative impact on Emily’s personality because she becomes necrophilia. She sleeps and spends her time with corpse as the result of her neediness of man’s figure in her life. For the next writers who are interested in doing a research on “A Rose for Emily” they may analyze it by using different approaches such as historical and semiotic approaches.

Item Type: Thesis (Sarjana)
Identification Number: SKR/FBS/2011/17/051103972
Subjects: 400 Language > 420 English and Old English (Anglo-Saxon)
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Budaya > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
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Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2011 10:39
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2021 05:51
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