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The Causes and effects of the main character's being egoist as seen in Isaac Asimov's The Gods Themselves

Iskandar, Ryan Yeremia (2006) The Causes and effects of the main character's being egoist as seen in Isaac Asimov's The Gods Themselves. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This thesis is mainly about the causes and effects of the main character?s being egoists as seen in Isaac Asimov?s The Gods Themselves. The thesis discusses why Frederick Hallam, Tritt and Barron become egoists and the effects of their being egoists to Peter Lamont and Selene. Because Frederick Hallam, Tritt and Barron want to pursue their own self-interest they act egoistically. Moreover, the egoism affects the life of Peter Lamont and Selene. Therefore in the analysis the thesis writer finds out the causes and the effects of the main character?s being egoists. To analyze the causes and effects of the main character?s being egoists the thesis writer uses literary approach, theories of characterization and conflict and also egoism concept. The thesis writer uses the theories of characterization and combines it with egoism concept in order to find out which character traits that causes their egoism. The thesis writer also uses theories of conflict and combines it with egoism concept to analyze the effects of the main character?s egoism. The thesis writer finally finds out that pride, desire and hatred are the causes of their being egoists and also destructiveness and behavior change as the effects of their being egoists.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: egoism, pride, desire, hatred, destructiveness
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2011 15:14
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/10078

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