MARIAM’S SEARCH FOR MEANING OF LIFE IN KHALED HOSSEINI’S A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS

FAJAR NUR INDRIYANY , NIM. 10150102 (2014) MARIAM’S SEARCH FOR MEANING OF LIFE IN KHALED HOSSEINI’S A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS. Skripsi thesis, UIN SUNAN KALIJAGA.

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Abstract

Today more and more people fail to value their lives despite the fact that the meaning of life is the core of human’s existence. Through his magnum opus A Thousand Splendid Suns published in 2007, Khaled Hosseini tells its audience about Mariam, the main character, whose life is full of hardship but always seems to stand tall to face it. This research attempts to figure out (1) Mariam’s spirituality that influences her to get a valuable life, and (2) the process that Mariam is through in giving meaning to her life. To answer the two research questions, this qualitative descriptive research applies psychological theory of literature as the basis by which to analyze the character in a fiction, and to get deeper understanding of Mariam’s search for the meaning of life, it uses Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy theory. Based on the in-depth analysis, this research has found that (1) Mariam had strong spirituality which can be seen in her conscience. Mariam’s conscience related to human (habluminnnas) is reflected by her positive thinking to human, kindness, obedience to her parents and her husband, sympathy, and patience. Mariam’s conscience related to God (habluminallah) is reflected by her positive thinking to God and strong faith; and (2) Although Mariam was ever in the state of existential vacuum, she could find the meaning of life because of her strong spirituality. Mariam fulfilled three concepts of logotheraphy in striving the meaningful life i.e. freedom of will, the will to meaning, and the meaning in life through three values i.e. creative values, experiential values, and attitudinal values.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Additional Information / Pembimbing: Pembimbing : Febriyanti Dwiratna Lestari, MA.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: meaning of life, psychology of literature, logotheraphy, spirituality.
Subjects: Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Ilmu Budaya > Sastra Inggris (S1)
Depositing User / Editor: Miftahul Ulum [IT Staff] ---- youtube : ulum virgo -------- Facebook : digilibuin
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 01:38
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 04:30
URI: http://digilib.uin-suka.ac.id/id/eprint/11506

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