The Effect of Ryunosuke Akutagawa Schizofrenia on the Behavior of Boku in the Short Story Entitled “Haguruma”

Sarrah Febritama, Anggiarini Arianto, Yusnida Eka Puteri

Abstract

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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