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Paramesthi, Sekar (2019) SYMBOL IN EDGAR ALLAN POE’S THE BLACK CAT AS AN ARCHETYPE STUDY. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Stikubank.

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The study was titled "Symbols in Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cats as an Archetype Study", researchers took data from the short story "The Black Cats". This short story tells of someone who believed in the black cat myth to commit murder which made the narrator regret. This research is to find out how someone can believe in superstition and to find out what actions and effects a person experiences after believing in superstition. This research uses a qualitative approach, data is collected by reading short stories and applying Carl Jung's Psychoanalysis theory (1937). Based on Jung's theory, the researchers used theories related to the Ego, Personal Unconscious, Collective Unconscious, and Archetype. The findings show that the narrator experiences dellusion due to loss of contact with reality. The narrator cannot distinguish between superstition and real life because his belief in superstition is too strong, besides that there are two symbols namely the black paint and paint. Finally, the researcher concludes that the researcher is more focused on showing Collective Unconscious and Archetype because they are related to myths and superstitions, whereas for the black cat symbol in the story is symbolized as a bad luck and cat is symbolized as an incarnation of Pluto because cat very well known has nine spare lives.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: SKR.III.05.01.0650 NIM:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carl Jung, Archetype, Collective Unconscious, The Black Cat, Superstition
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Faculty / Institution: Fakultas Bahasa dan Ilmu Budaya
Depositing User: R Ria
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2019 05:08
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2019 05:08
URI: https://eprints.unisbank.ac.id/id/eprint/5582

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