The Conscious Desire Dependon Man Shown by Main Characters in Little Women’s Novel: The Overview of Cinderella Complex Disorder in Literature

Authors : Satri Asriyanti; Burhanuddin Arafah; Herawaty Abbas

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 1 - January

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This study aims to describe the conscious desire depend on man shown by the main characters in Little Women’s novel: the overview of Cinderella Complex disorder in literature. The research used the descriptive qualitative method, psychoanalysis theory of Sigmund Freud. This research data is collected from dialogues of the characters in the text Little Women’s novel. The research results showed Aunt March and Amy were most influenced by Cinderella Complex.Aunt Marchconsciouslyrealizes her reliance on her husband’s wealth, she tried to spread the belief about women would not be able to be succeeded without the help of the man.She also tried to convey the belief that a woman could not grow and prosper without the support of a male. And the second character is Amy. Although in her young state she was not primarily showed the syndrome, but in her older state she was fully aware or conscious of what she was doing could be leading herto be fully dependent on men.

Keywords : Psychoanalysis, Cinderella Complex, Little Women.


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