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A study of the narrator's character development as seen in V.S Naipul's the enigma of arrival

Olivia, Laura (2002) A study of the narrator's character development as seen in V.S Naipul's the enigma of arrival. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This thesis is about the narrator?s character development in V.S Naipaul?s The Enigma of Arrival. In this particular novel, the narrator of the novel moves from his homeland, Trinidad, to England. He carries within him an idealism toward English buildings and the concept of being a writer. In England, he undergoes experiences that finally make him develop into a realistic person. Thus, the thesis writer would like to find out about the way the narrator develops, and the factors that make him develop. In order to analyze the process of development and to support her analysis, the thesis writer uses Post-colonial theory, psychological theory on traits, and literary theories namely character, characterization, and setting. In the end, she concludes that the narrator is able to develop into a realistic person because of the setting. His experience in Wiltshire leads him to an acceptance toward things and people as what and who they are. Moreover, he accepts and admits his past without trying to hide it and even makes his past as the subject of his writings. Therefore, he develops into a realistic person in England.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: naipul, vidiadhar, surajprasad, trinidad and tobago, fiction, english, narrator
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2011 20:55
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/8384

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