Elizabeth's Journey to search for her identity in Eat, Pray, Love Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert

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Nikmatin, Alfi (2018) Elizabeth's Journey to search for her identity in Eat, Pray, Love Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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The thesis explains about Elizabeth’s journey to search for her identity. The aim of this thesis is to describe Elizabeth’s life to search for her existence through her journey to another countries, there are Italy, India, and Indonesia. Before Elizabeth went to those countries she experienced depression and despair because of her divorce with her husband, other than that, her husband brings all her wealth and she falls poor. The problem made her so depressed that she decided to go to the three countries she thought the countries had a good value for her future life.The data sources are obtained entirely from the novel, books, journal and article. The researcher uses existentialism theory by Soren Kierkegaard in order to find out the existentialism aspect of the novel. The result of the study finds that Elizabeth’s journey reflects her existence through Kierkegaard’s three stages of life. There are aesthethic stage, ethical stage and religious stage. The aesthetic stage is Elizabeth’s life in Italy to enjoy the beauty of Rome, learning Italian and enjoying Italian culinary. The ethical stage is when Elizabeth learns the spiritual norm in true meditation and practicing yoga in India. After that the religious stage is learning spiritual by continuing her meditation until she gets result of spiritual and her true love in Bali.The thesis explains about Elizabeth’s journey to search for her identity. The aim of this thesis is to describe Elizabeth’s life to search for her existence through her journey to another countries, there are Italy, India, and Indonesia. Before Elizabeth went to those countries she experienced depression and despair because of her divorce with her husband, other than that, her husband brings all her wealth and she falls poor. The problem made her so depressed that she decided to go to the three countries she thought the countries had a good value for her future life.The data sources are obtained entirely from the novel, books, journal and article. The researcher uses existentialism theory by Soren Kierkegaard in order to find out the existentialism aspect of the novel. The result of the study finds that Elizabeth’s journey reflects her existence through Kierkegaard’s three stages of life. There are aesthethic stage, ethical stage and religious stage. The aesthetic stage is Elizabeth’s life in Italy to enjoy the beauty of Rome, learning Italian and enjoying Italian culinary. The ethical stage is when Elizabeth learns the spiritual norm in true meditation and practicing yoga in India. After that the religious stage is learning spiritual by continuing her meditation until she gets result of spiritual and her true love in Bali.

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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators:
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Nikmatin, Alfialfi_nimatin@yahoo.co.idUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Kesusastraan
Pendidikan > Bahasa Inggris
Sastra
Keywords: Journey; identity; aesthethic; ethic; religious
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Nikmatin Alfi
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 04:25
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2018 04:25
URI: http://digilib.uinsby.ac.id/id/eprint/26218

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