The Effect of Ryunosuke Akutagawa Schizofrenia on the Behavior of Boku in the Short Story Entitled “Haguruma”
This paper examines how the schizofrenia suffered by Akutagawa Ryunosuke affected Boku character’s behaviour in his short story tittled Haguruma. Gabbard (1994) argued that schizofrenia is serious mental disorder which may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremly disordered thinking and behaviour. The main character of this short story (Boku) often experienced hallucinations and dellusions in his daily lives. Boku’s character analyzed using Freud’s psychology approach. The research used a descriptive-qualitative approach. Result of this study was able to get understanding of the factors behind schizofrenia suffered by Akutagawa and how schizofrenia affects Boku character.
Keywords: Literature Psychology, Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Haguruma, Schizofrenia
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