Cath's Social Anxiety in Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl

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Indriana, Debby Rosa (2021) Cath's Social Anxiety in Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This study aimed to describe the social anxiety experienced by Cath Avery as the main character in Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl. This study also described the factors that influenced her social anxiety and how the main character overcomes her social anxiety. A qualitative method was used as the method of this study. To find the answer to the two research questions, the researcher used literary research related to social anxiety, which covers the causes of Cath’s social anxiety and how to overcome Cath’s social anxiety. Here, the researcher finds some quotations and narratives from this novel that suit the issue discussed in this study. The researcher found that Cath experienced social anxiety by showing some social anxiety symptoms, which is somatic symptoms such as nervousness or “butterflies” in the stomach, behavioral symptoms such as avoiding eye contact and pretend to hide her reaction in a situation, and a cognitive symptom such as having unpleasant thoughts about the situation she does not comfort. It happened because of some factors. Those factors are traumatic experiences, genetic predisposition, fear of negative evaluation, and cultural factors. While overcoming her social anxiety, Cath used her writing ability to heal herself. Cath usually wrote fan-fiction about her idol, which is Simon Snow. Besides writing, Cath also tried to develop her self-acceptance and self-compassion. Cath’s peer also played a significant role in overcoming her social anxiety. Cath had some friends who could accept and support her the way she is. She had a good relationship with her friends. Cath’s friends always supported her without judging each other.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Indriana, Debby Rosadebbyrosa69@gmailA73217062
Thesis advisorSa'adah, Sufi Ikrimasufi_ikrima@yahoo.com2004078202
Subjects: Kepribadian
Lingkungan Hidup
Psikologi Sosial
Keywords: Social anxiety; self-acceptance; self-compassion; Kecemasan sosial; Penerimaan diri; Kasih saying diri.
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Debby Rosa Indriana
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2021 04:41
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2021 04:41

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