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A Study of the main character's self-actualization in E.M. Forster's Maurice

Widjaja, Esther (1997) A Study of the main character's self-actualization in E.M. Forster's Maurice. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This thesis will deal with the main character's self actualization in E.M.Forster's Maurice. The discussion is to understand what the main character's problem is and how he comes to his self actualization. Maurice Hall is really overprotected by his mother. Living under the overprotectiveness of his mother makes him have weak characters. Maurice's weak characters make him unable to accept himself after he knows that he is a homosexual. It is until he must face the reality, Maurice comes to a realization that he has been born as a homosexual and he has to accept himself just the way he is. After Maurice is able to accept his homosexuality, he can undergo the development of his character and at last Maurice is also able to actualize himself as a homosexual. His self acceptance which leads him to his self actualization enables him to see that life is very worthy and feel satisfy with his life. Maurice becomes courageous to face his life. He can accept himself and others both as a human being. In short, Maurice, the main character is successful in getting his self actualization.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: character, writers, novel, literary, novelist, homosexuals
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2011 16:41
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/2744

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