Unravelling Joe Goldberg’s character in Caroline Kepnes’s You

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Hidayat, Fery Yulianda (2021) Unravelling Joe Goldberg’s character in Caroline Kepnes’s You. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This study aims to unveil the true identity of Joe Goldberg in the novel entitled You by Caroline Kepnes. From the beginning, Joe Goldberg was not described as a psychopath with serial killer instincts. This study focuses on two research problems: first, how is Joe Goldberg characterized in Caroline Kepnes's You. Second, how does the conflict between Joe Goldberg and Guinevere Beck happen in Caroline Kepnes's You. This study uses qualitative methods to interpret and describe the data. To analyze Joe Goldberg's true personality, the researcher used new criticism theory. In addition, the researcher also focuses on the conflict between Joe Goldberg and Guinevere Beck, which caused the breakdown of the relationship between the two of them. Also, Guinevere Beck begins to know various secrets that Joe Goldberg has kept.The results of this study show Joe Goldberg true personality as a psychopath. Joe Goldberg's psychopathic soul arises because he is obsessed with getting Guinevere Beck, so Joe Goldberg must do whatever it takes to get her. Some of the psychopathic traits that Joe Goldberg shows are such as stalking, stealing, and killing. Joe Goldberg did not hesitate to do such heinous things just for the sake of a Guinevere Beck. This study also shows a trigger that led to the conflict between Joe Goldberg and Guinevere Beck. It started when Guinevere Beck began to find her personal belongings had been stolen by Joe Goldberg, and Joe Goldberg found out that Guinevere Beck was having an affair with Dr. Nicky, the therapist that Guinevere Beck often met.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Hidayat, Fery Yuliandaveryhidayat28@gmail.comA73217070
Thesis advisorFanani, Abuabufanani@yahoo.com2015066904
Subjects: Bahasa Inggris
Keywords: Psychopathy; conflict; personality; new criticism
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Fery Yulianda Hidayat
Date Deposited: 23 May 2022 08:20
Last Modified: 23 May 2022 08:20
URI: http://digilib.uinsby.ac.id/id/eprint/51755

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