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A Study of power's dilemma in choosing the right person as her husband in Thomas Hardy's A Laodicean

Setiono, Vera (2002) A Study of power's dilemma in choosing the right person as her husband in Thomas Hardy's A Laodicean. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

A Laodicean is one of Thomas Hardy?s novels that tell about a competition between George Somerset and Captain De Stancy to gain Paula Power?s love. The writer has one problem to analyze, that is, what is the dilemma faced by Paula Power to come to the decision of marrying either one of the gentlemen? Through her analysis the writer wants to find out the dilemma faced by Paula Power to come to the decision of marrying either one of the gentlemen. To be able to understand Paula Power and her dilemma, the writer conducts library research in order to get data and criticism about the novel and analyze the novel. The writer uses the theories of characterization and conflict to analyze the dilemma faced by Paula Power. Through her analysis in chapter III, the writer finds out the dilemma faced by Paula Power. Paula Power faces two gentlemen who fall in love with her; both gentlemen have their own superiorities which influence Paula Power to come to the decision. The good personality - clever, generous and honest -of George Somerset and their constant meetings nurture their feeling so that they fall in love each other. Yet the appearance of Captain De Stancy who also falls in love toward her makes her face dilemma because Captain De Stancy has a noble title that Paula Power expects to have, though he is surrounded by some bad people of bad conducts. Captain De Stancy and Paula Power are once close to marry; finally, true love wins, she prefers George Somerset to Captain De Stancy.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: english, fiction, hardy, thomas, laodicean
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2011 20:37
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/8557

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