Sexual harassment portrayed in Girl With A Pearl Earring novel by Tracy Chevalier

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Ar Mas, Hyunda (2022) Sexual harassment portrayed in Girl With A Pearl Earring novel by Tracy Chevalier. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This research aims to analyze the sexual harassment portrayed in Girl with a Pearl Earring novel, focusing on the life of the main character, Griet. Three problems have been discussed in this thesis, namely (1) how sexual harassment is portrayed in Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier, (2) how sexual harassment affects Griet’s psychological state, and (3) how Griet deals with the sexual harassment that happened to her. This study used a descriptive qualitative approach and applied new criticism and psychological criticism to reveal the answer to the problems of the study. McCann’s description of the types of sexual harassment helps portray the story's issue. In addition, psychological criticism is used to analyze the effects of sexual harassment on the character’s mental health. Then this study also reveals the steps taken by the main character in dealing with sexual harassment that occurs in her life. This research reveals three types of sexual harassment described in the novel: verbal, non-verbal, and physical. Of these types, Griet experienced sexual harassment in the form of requests that led to sexuality, disturbing gaze, and unwanted touching on her body. As a result, the harassment affected Griet psychologically in her being quiet, depression, fear, and anxiety, experiencing daydreaming, and feeling shame and inferiority. However, all of that did not make her to giving up on the sexual harassment that occurred. She always tried to deal with it by refusing the sexual advances from the perpetrator, getting help from other people, and avoiding the perpetrator by going away. Therefore, it can be concluded that all forms of sexual harassment negatively affect the physical and psychological health of the victim. Women should fight against harassment and get protection and security wherever it is.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Ar Mas, Hyundahyunda.armas46@gmail.comA73218059
Thesis advisorSa'adah, Sufi Ikrimasufi_ikrima@yahoo.com2004078202
Subjects: Masalah sosial
Psikologi > Kecemasan
Keywords: sexual harassment; psychological effects; psychological criticism.
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Hyunda Ar Mas
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2023 05:50
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2023 05:50

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