MULYONO, SENTOT JOKO (2010)
Skripsi thesis, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta .
This study concerns with the novel entitled The Kite Runner which is written by Khaled Hosseini. The analysis of this research paper is focused on the major character, “Amir”, based on structural elements and psychosocial approach. In doing this research, the writer uses psychosocial theory by Erik Homburger Erikson. It is a theory which analyzes personality development related to internal and social factors. This theory indicated by eight stages which every stage has own specific development that frames individual with a crisis that must be faced. The objective of this research is to analyze the personality development of main character “Amir” in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner. By recognizing Erikson’s theory, the reader will be brought to understand the personality development. From the analysis, the writer gets conclusion that Amir’s personality development is influenced by two factors, internal and external. Internal means the crisis he faced in stages form from infancy periode to adulthood periode, external factors means family, ethnic and culture, gender and intimacy. Amir is able to pass the psychosocial stages pretty well. Although he fails the stages in childhood period it does not make him fail in the next stages. From infancy periode, childhood, young age until adult the outcome of Amir’s personality development are : trust, autonomy, guilty, inferior, identity, intimacy, and generativity. In other hand, the external factors which mostly influenced Amir’s personality development come from family, it is his father, Baba.
Jumat, 11 Maret 2011