The Psychoanalytical Study on the Characteristics and Causes of Adolescent Deviant Behavior Found in Divergent Novel by Veronica Roth

Nurhasanah Putri Wiyani • Surya Sili • Nita Maya Valiantien
Journal article Ilmu Budaya • April 2017

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This research investigates how the major character described to get causes of Beatrice's deviant behaviors in Veronica Roth's Divergent Novel. This research used three different theories to answer two research questions. First, used the personality theory by Sigmund Freud and used the four ds of abnormality theory by Ronald J.Comer to define the deviant behavior of the main character, Beatrice Prior. This research also used behavior disorder theory by Harry Gottesfeld to analyzed the causes of deviant behavior which is performed by the main character. The data sources are literary data. The method of data collection of the research is library research. The technique of data analysis is descriptive qualitative method. The researcher served the data in dialogues, and narratives by Beatrice. Based on the analysis, the researcher draws two conclusions: First, this research shows that the failure to control personality can make a person being deviant. It is reflected in the major character's personality when she wants to leave her faction. The second, this research shows that there are four causes of Beatrice deviant behavior in six causes of behavior disorder, they are the physical, biological factors; the family; and the self-concept, and natural support systems.




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