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A Study on Beth Haxton's psychological problems and the ways she deals with them in Lurlene McDaniel's novel , The Girl Death Left Behind

, Olivia (2006) A Study on Beth Haxton's psychological problems and the ways she deals with them in Lurlene McDaniel's novel , The Girl Death Left Behind. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychological problems, anxiety, depression, defense mechanism, repression
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2011 15:11
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/10108

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