Amy’s Personality Disorder in Flynn’s Gone Girl: A Psychological Approach

Wening Pertiwi, Gilang (2016) Amy’s Personality Disorder in Flynn’s Gone Girl: A Psychological Approach. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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This research applies psychological approach and American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-IV to Flynn’s Gone Girl. It aims to analyze (1) Amy Dunne’s personality disorder related to her actions and behaviors that reflect it, and (2) the cause of Amy’s personality disorder. This research is a qualitative research and applies content analysis method to analyze the data. The object of the study is Flynn’s novel entitled Gone Girl. The data of this research are words, phrases, clauses, sentences, and paragraphs taken from the novel which are related to the topic of the research. The researcher collected the data by reading the data comprehensively and took notes on important words, phrases, clauses, sentences, and paragraphs related to the topic. The data analysis was observed by using psychological approach and American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-IV, focused on antisocial personality disorder, especially in the characteristics and the cause. Peer-debriefing method is used to gain the trustworthiness of the data. The findings of the study show that Amy suffers antisocial personality disorder. It is indicated by her actions and behaviors which show the characteristics of antisocial personality disorder. Amy shows six out of seven characteristics of antisocial personality disorder, which are failure to conform social norms, deceitfulness, impulsivity, irritability and aggressiveness, reckless disregard for safety of self and others, and lack of remorse. Amy’s antisocial personality disorder is caused by her peers, who are her parents and husbands. Her parents write a book entitled Amazing Amy in which the main character, Amy, is a girl who is perfect in everything she does. Meanwhile, her husband cheats on her. It causes Amy to strive for perfection. Amy does anything to achieve perfection which makes her suffer from antisocial personality disorder.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, psychological approach.
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa, Seni dan Budaya (FBSB) > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Admin Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris FBS
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 08:18
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 06:05

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