ANXIETY DISORDER ON THE MAIN CHARACTER OF A. J. FINN NOVEL THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

Eniwaty Silalahi, Amrin Saragih

Abstract


Principally, this research attempts to analyze the anxiety disorder on the main character of novel The Woman In The Window by A. J. Finn. The objective of this study to find out 1) To investigate the causes of anxiety disorder through to the main character in the novel based on the psychoanalytic approach by Sigmund Freud. 2) To explain how the treatments done by the main character to reduce her anxiety disorder in the novel and 3) To explain the reasons for the treatments done by the main character in the novel. The writer used qualitative design method in analyzing the data that focused on the textual data. The instruments for collecting data are reading technique, and writing technique. This research analyzes by relating the data with Freud’s Psychoanalysis theory. The results of the research show that 1) The causes anxiety disorder to the main character  because have an accident in the past that make the sufferer become stress, and post-traumatic stress disorder. 2) There are two treatments done by the main character to reduce her anxiety disorder that is medication and therapy. 3) The reasons for the treatments done by main character because with healing through therapy and medication will be able to reduce the trauma experienced by Anna Fox.


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Psychoanalysis, Novel, Anxiety Disorder

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