SKRIPSI Jurusan Sastra Inggris - Fakultas Sastra UM, 2019

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The Undesirable Emotion on the Main Character of James Thurber’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

Simatupang Welsy Adhesta



Simatupang, Welsy Adhesta. 2019. The Undesirable Emotion on the Main Character of James Thurber’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Skripsi, Jurusan Sastra Inggris, Fakultas Sastra, Universitas Negeri Malang. Pembimbing: (I) Drs. Kukuh Prayitno Subagyo, M.A.; (II) Mochamad Nasrul Chotib, S.S, M. Hum.Pembimbing: (1) Drs. Kukuh Prayitno Subagyo M.A dan (2) M. Nasrul Chotib, S.S., M.Hum

Keywords: Undesirable feeling, Freudian Projection, Projection, Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Instructable, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

This thesis analyzes the aspect of the feeling of undesirable emotion on the main character from the short story of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber 1939. The writer uses psychoanalysis approach in analyzing the main character named Walter Mitty.

This research is conducted by using qualitative descriptive method, which is a study that defines the undesirable emotion on Walter Mitty. Some theories are used to support this research which are the theory of self-defense mechanism and Freudian or psychological projection by Sigmund Freud.

The result of this study unveils that the undesirable emotion influences the character of Walter Mitty. Depression and anger inside anxiety that are caused by his wife’s instruction then force Walter Mitty to suffer from undesirable emotion. The undesirable emotion constructs on the projected characters as the projection to defense the mind. Thus, Walter Mitty employs the self-defense mechanism to overcome his anxiety due to undesirable emotion. It can be concluded that the undesirable emotion depicts his mental condition as the character.