Carrie's depression in Lost Stars novel by Lisa Selin Davis

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Rosalina, Sinta Devi (2022) Carrie's depression in Lost Stars novel by Lisa Selin Davis. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This study describes the depression experienced by the main character named Carrie in Lisa Selin Davis’ Lost Stars. The analysis includes the symptoms of depression, the effects of depression on personality, behavior and family relationships, and how Carrie overcome her depression. In presenting the data analysis, this study uses the qualitative method as the data analysis is gathered in narrations and dialogues taken from the novel. Moreover, the psychoanalysis theory of melancholia is used to identify the symptoms of depression reflected by Carrie and the other supporting theories that explain how depression closely affected the individual’s life. This study discovers several points. The first result describes the symptoms of depression shown by Carrie in the novel. The symptoms of Carrie’s depression are revisiting memorable place, losing interest in science and astronomy, viewing herself poorly, drinking and taking drugs, and punishing herself. Moreover, the depression further affected Carrie’s personality into becoming alcoholic and unmotivated in education. Carrie’s behavior also changed into becoming more rebellious. Depression also affected her relationship with her parents, where Carrie became distant and hateful. In overcoming depression, Carrie attempted several steps. It includes accepting that no one is to blame for her sister’s death, cutting the alcohol and drug use, reconciling with her parents, and rediscovering her true self while welcoming a new love interest into her life.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Rosalina, Sinta Devisintadevirosalina12@gmail.comA73217088
Thesis advisorSa'adah, Sufi Ikrimasufi_ikrima@yahoo.com2004078202
Subjects: Depresi
Keywords: depression; loss; psychoanalysis of melancholia; depresi; kehilangan; psikoananalisis melankolis.
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Sinta Devi Rosalina
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2022 07:29
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2022 07:29

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