An Analysis On The Needs of Adunni In The Girl With The Louding Voice By Abi Dare


This study aims to describe Adunni’s characterization and find out the ways Adunni fulfills her needs in The Girl With The Louding Voice novel by Abi Dare. This study has two research problems: 1) How is Adunni’s characterization described in The Girl With The Louding Voice novel and 2) How did Adunni fulfill her needs in The Girl With The Louding Voice. This study used a descriptive qualitative method. To describe Adunni’s characterization, the researcher used new criticism theory. Whereas, to analyze the data about Adunni’s needs, the researcher used the hierarchy of human needs theory by Abraham Maslow.The result of this study shows that Adunni's characterization is described as a protagonist who faces various life problems. Her problems in her life made her portrayed as a strong, smart, wise, kind, and brave girl. The five stages of the hierarchy of needs exist in the analysis of Adunni's character. First, Adunni fulfills her physiological needs by herself and is also assisted by those closest to her. Then, she fulfills her safety need is by running away from her domestic life. On the third level, Adunni fulfill her belongingness is by shows talking to Khadija and Iya when she feels sad because missing her mother or feels so afraid, and she tries to fulfill self-esteem by herself. Finally, she can fulfill her self-actualization need by finishing her essay, so that she gets a scholarship and continue her education. In the conclusion, Adunni can fulfill the needs from the lowest until the highest

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This paper was published in Digital Library of UIN Sunan Ampel.

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