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A Study on identity crisis in the two main characters in Frank Chin's play: the chickencoop Chinaman

Yolanda, Gracea (1999) A Study on identity crisis in the two main characters in Frank Chin's play: the chickencoop Chinaman. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This thesis is a study on identity crisis in the two main characters in Frank Chin's play The Chickencoop Chinaman, The thesis writer is curious to find out how the environment influences their identity formation, how they are affected by their identity crisis and how each of them handles the problem. The purpose of the thesis is to analyze the influence of their environment in the formation of their identity, the effect of their crisis of identity on their action and to discuss the way each character handles their problem. In analysing the topic, the thesis writer uses the library research to find the data, she uses literary approach and the psychological theory on identity crisis. Tarn Lum and Lee's environment, the ghetto where they were born and raised, affect them to be American than Chinese. Tarn Lum chooses to marry a white woman and denies his own father. Lee always tries to make herself and other people believe that she is a white woman. She also likes marrying with men from different races. This condition brings Tarn Lum to compromise with reality and Lee's new life as their accepting toward themselves.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
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Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2011 21:28
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/4169

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