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A Study on tess's motivation which reveals some elements of feminism in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'urbervilles

Ismail, Fuji (1999) A Study on tess's motivation which reveals some elements of feminism in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'urbervilles. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This thesis, entitled "A Study on Tess's Motivation Which Reveals Some Elements of Feminism in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles". is focusing on the analysis of the Tess's psychological conflicts related to her family, Alec, and Angel. From the results of her conflicts, the writer finds out Tess's motivation that reveals some elements of feminism. Due to her analysis, the writer uses the related literature about Victorian women and feminism since the main character is a Victorian woman. Besides, the literary theory on characterization and the psychological theory on motivation will also be used. The writer will use the theory of characterization in analyzing Tess's speech, action, and the comments of other characters. The theory on motivation will be used to analyze Tess's psychological conflicts. Ultimately, by means of the theories, it is proved that Tess's motivation reveals some elements of feminism. Through the results of her psychological conflicts, she shows that she is advanced in believing the equality between men and women and radical in fighting for her freedom. She proves that she is independent financially, independent in making a decision, and capable in joining men's work.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychological conflicts, women motivation, feminism, victorian woman, man work
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2011 20:55
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/4493

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