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The Main character's change from a heterosexsual to a homosexsual in james baldwin's tell me how long the train's been gone

Sawintri, Oriza (2007) The Main character's change from a heterosexsual to a homosexsual in james baldwin's tell me how long the train's been gone. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

Tell Me How Long the Train?s Been Gone portrays the life of James Baldwin?s great character, Leo who lives as a black American and experiences a change from a heterosexual to a homosexual. Through Leo, the writer is eager to find out the process of how he can experience a change from a heterosexual to a homosexual. First of all, the writer applies the psychological approach by using Freud?s theory of personality, specifically anxiety, identification, displacement, and one of defense mechanisms. These theories are used in order to analyze what problems that the main character has in his childhood and the anxiety that comes up due to his problem in his childhood. The writer will also analyze the ways that the main character uses in dealing with his anxiety. There are some ways that Leo uses, such as, identification, displacement, and repression. These ways finally lead Leo experiences a change from a heterosexual to a homosexual. Finally, the writer may conclude that Leo becomes a homosexual in the process of finding the love that once he had, the substitute figure of his brother, and the release of all his discomfort feeling.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: homosexual, anxiety, identification, displacement, repression
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2011 12:16
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/13530

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