Konstruksi Identitas Diri Tokoh Utama dalam Novel Hebi ni Piasu dan Haidora Karya Kanehara Hitomi

Asri Rizki Friandini(1*), Lina Meilinawati Rahayu(2), Amaliatun Saleha(3)

(1) Program Pascasarjana Sastra Kontemporer, Fakultas Ilmu Budaya, Universitas Padjadjaran
(2) Program Pascasarjana Sastra Kontemporer, Fakultas Ilmu Budaya, Universitas Padjadjaran
(3) Program Pascasarjana Sastra Kontemporer, Fakultas Ilmu Budaya, Universitas Padjadjaran
(*) Corresponding Author


A person forms an identity not only from the influence of social environment, but also anxiety. This study aims to reveal the identity construction of the main characters in two Japanese novels entitled Hebi ni Piasu (2003) and Haidora (2007) by Kanehara Hitomi. These novels describe the construction of self identity which are represented through the body and fashion. The self identity constructions are influenced by social environment and anxiety. Moreover, in Japan, there is a term ikizurasa which is used to describe feelings of emptiness and isolation. This research used self identity theory and descriptive analysis method to analyse the data. The data in this research were obtained from two novels entitled Hebi ni Piasu (2003) and Haidora (2007). The results showed that the contruction of self identity of the main character was formed by the influence of the self and anxiety as well as the social environment. The two main characters showed that they used this construction of self identity to survive.


self identity; anxiety; Kanehara Hitomi

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24257/atavisme.v22i2.580.129-143

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