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Suicide motive of ethan allen hawley in John Steinbeck's the winter of our discontent

Jayanti, Veronica Rosana Veri (2003) Suicide motive of ethan allen hawley in John Steinbeck's the winter of our discontent. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This thesis in about the analysis of Ethan Allan Hawley's motive to commit suicide in John Steinbeck's The Winter of Our Discontent. The Winter of Our Discontent portrays the dark picture of American people during Depression era. Ethan Allen Hawley becomes the main character of the novel that commits suicide in the end of story. Related to this topic, the thesis writer curious to know Ethan's motive to commit suicide. She is also going to reveal the factors that are able to lead Ethan to commit suicide. In analyzing the work, the thesis writer uses literary approach as the main tool and the thesis writer also uses psychology theories and ccncept of social pressure to analyze the work. In the analysis, Ethan lives under the pressure of his society. This pressure changes Ethan's way of life and his honest belief. He becomes a cruel person. Furthermore, Ethan is alienated by his surroundings and he also alienates himself from his surroundings. Ethan is mentally led into depression. This depression goes from bad to worse and it finally becomes hard to be overcome. At last, the thesis writers finds out that Ethan's decision to commit suicide is motivated by his depression.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: american, fiction, steinbeck, john, suicide, motive
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 03 May 2011 15:41
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/8292

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