Carl Roger’s Congruity In Forester’s The Girl Who Could Fly

Tisrina, Fadzlin (2017) Carl Roger’s Congruity In Forester’s The Girl Who Could Fly. Other thesis, Universitas Wijaya Putra.

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The Girl Who Could Fly is a novel by Victoria Forester, the main character, Piper is selected to be analyzed because she is told as a human with “special” ability. Psychological approach is used to find the three human areas of self-concept, but this thesis will just focus in two areas; (1) self-image or real self and (2) ideal self of the character which is needed to determine the congruity of the character. The result of the analysis shows that there are four self-images of the character; (1) Piper’s physical description, (2) Piper as a lonely girl, (3) Piper as an ordinary girl and (4) a flier. The ideal self of the character is analyzed and it is found that the main character only has one ideal self which is “acceptance”. Acceptance here is interpreted as a want of Piper who want to be accepted by people around her, she wants everyone can admit her and her special ability, her fly. After gaining the ideal self and real self of the character, the researcher connects them and find two incongruence states are experiencing by Piper, where in those situations Piper sees that people around her cannot accept her and her special ability, and it causes both positive and negative effects inside the character. The positive effects are detected by the changing of the character to be more independent and braver girl, while there is also the appearance of the feeling of disbelief, sadness and guilt which are the negative effects. By experiencing these state, the character also can learn, and introspect herself, that she cannot force anybody to accept condition with her ability, that is why finally she can be a fully functioning person and fulfill the five characteristics of the fully functioning person which are believed by Rogers, as person who has these characteristics Piper can reach her goal in the story, and proves that Rogers’ belief is right.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-concept, Congruity, Psychological Approach
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa & Sastra > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: UPT Perpustakaan 1
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2021 06:25
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2021 06:25

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