Violence as a Response for Illness: Exploring Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club and Eka Kurniawan’s Seperti Dendam Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas
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- Fight Club; Mental Illness; Seperti Dendam Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas; Trauma; Violence
Violence has always been a topic brimming with endless discussions and controversies. The notion of violence itself has always been considered as something irrational to the human mind and animalistic to the human behavior. However, this overgeneralization towards violence ignores the complexity of violence. There are many facets of human life that could be attributed to the use of violence, one of which is mental illness. Studies of mental illness and violence have already been done before, especially in works of literature. However, there has been little contribution to the comparative discourse of violence and mental illness between two different literary works. Two novels that have both aspects as a central issue of their stories are Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk and Seperti Dendam Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas by Eka Kurniawan. This article analyzes the link between violence and mental illness of the respective English and Indonesian novels. The frameworks that will be used are Freud’s psychoanalytical concept of Ego-instinct and Erich Fromm’s concept of “Being” and “Having”.
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TY - CONF AU - Anwar B. Arifin AU - Manneke Budiman PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/21 TI - Violence as a Response for Illness: Exploring Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club and Eka Kurniawan’s Seperti Dendam Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020 (INUSHARTS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 38 EP - 44 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211110.006 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211110.006 ID - Arifin2021 ER -