THE FANATICISM OF THE MAIN CHARACTER AS REFLECTED IN RAINBOW ROWELL'S FANGIRL : A PSYCHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
Abstrak : The research entitled “The Fanaticism of the Main Character as Reflected in Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl: A Psychological Analysis”. The researcher was motivated to choose Fangirl because of several reason, firstly the phenomena about a fanatic fan girl is so popular in our life, from this novel people can take a reflection about why someone can be fanatic with their idol. Secondly, the researcher is interested in the main character of the novel. Thirdly, Fangirl was named by The New York Times as among the best young adult fiction of the year and the best adult fiction’s novel by Goodreads choice awards 2013. Other reason, the researcher is so interested because the topic about fanaticism is rarely to observe in literary work. The aims of the research are; 1) to describe the characters of the novel and characterization by the main character in the novel, 2) to describe the practice of the fanaticism by the main character in the novel, 3) to describe the moral value that can be taken the novel.
The researcher used the psychological approach of Wellek and Waren in the analysis of psychological problems. The subject of research is novel entitle Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and object of research is focused in the fanaticism of the main character. To fulfil the needed data and information, the researcher use library research by reading many references. The data are analyzed under psychology approach by Wellek and Waren theory about literature and psychology and be described the fanaticism of the main character by qualitative method.
The finding of the research show four aspects related to the practice of the fanaticism of main character, the aspects are: 1)desire for internal involvement , 2) desire for external involvement, 3) wish to acquire, 4) desire for social interaction. The last is several moral values which can be taken from the novel are: firstly, the people were like something that is not problem as long as people can manage the portion that loves about that. Secondly, the people do not made yourself fall deeply about the idol because real life is more important than people’s imagination. Thirdly, do not make our self be introvert or anti-social because of the hobbies and forget how to socialization because people are social creature. Lastly, the researcher conclude that hobby will be good infestation in future if people know how to use it well because there is no useless if people serious about that.
Keyword : fanaticism
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