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A Study of John Grimes's struggles in his searching for his self-identity in James Baldwin's Go Tell it on the Mountain

Sari, Lily Eka (1997) A Study of John Grimes's struggles in his searching for his self-identity in James Baldwin's Go Tell it on the Mountain. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This thesis is about the main male character's searching for his self-identity in James Baldwin's Go Tell It on the Mountain. This topic interests the thesis writer's since it involves an issue which always exists in the history of humankind, that is, racial heritage. In this thesis, the writer wants to analyze the background of John Grimes's conflicts in his searching for his self-identity, followed by his conflicts. She also studies the implication of John Grimes's conversion which happens at the end of the plot. In analyzing the topic, the thesis writer uses literary approach. She uses conflict as the device, supported by some psychological theories concerning self-identity. In addition, she applies some literary criticism related to Black literature and the author, related to this topic. At the end, the writer finds out that John Grimes's environment plays a major role in causing him self-identity crisis. He faces several major conflicts. He finally converts into Christianity to find refuge and solace in God, and to declare his position as a man. In other word, through his conversion, John Grimes finally finds a solution to his self-identity searching.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
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Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2011 10:45
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/3833

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