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A psychoanalysis study of othello's search for selfesteem that ends in his downfall in Shakespeare's othello

N, Ernestina Vena M C (2002) A psychoanalysis study of othello's search for selfesteem that ends in his downfall in Shakespeare's othello. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

The thesis deals with Shakespeare?s drama, Othello. In the thesis, the writer learns that Othello is a tragic hero who is trapped in a situation of struggle. It is the struggle of Othello as a Moor mercenary soldier who lives in the middle of racist white society in order to get self-esteem. Here, the thesis writer wants to know Othello?s struggle in getting his self-esteem, which leads to his downfall. The purpose of writing this thesis is to show Othello?s struggle in getting his self-esteem, which leads to his downfall. The writer uses the psychoanalysis in the interaction among the id, the ego, and the superego as the theory in analyzing it. Thus, the thesis writer concludes that all of the struggles, which are done by Othello, are the realization of the interaction among the id, the ego, and the superego of Othello?s personality in order to seek self-esteem. In the first struggle for self-esteem, Othello?s struggle to win the war in order to win the trust and the acknowledgment from his white society is successfully done and he can get his self-esteem by being promoted as the general in Venetian army. In the second struggle in order to win the acknowledgment on his marriage with white Desdemona, Othello can also get his self-esteem by marrying white Venetian lady, Desdemona. Unfortunately, in maintaining the marriage, Othello fails. He kills his wife to get his self-esteem but finally he ends up committing suicide because he finds out that the accusation of the betrayal toward his wife is not right at all.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: english, drama, shakespeare's, william, othello, psychoanalysis
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2011 11:36
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/8053

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