PERBANDINGAN DOMINASI BENTUK EMOSI LELAKI DALAM NOVEL PENYEBERANG SEMPADAN DENGAN KAFKA ON THE SHORE
Emotion is a reflexive reaction associated with the human nervous system, and
a mechanism for communicating feelings. The novels “Penyeberang Sempadan”
(2012) by Anuar Ridhwan, and “Kafka On The Shore” (2005) by Haruki
Murakami, contain psychological elements which can answer and compare
hypotheses regarding men’s emotional problems. This study is based on the
emotional forms categorized by Daniel Goleman in Emotional Intelligence
Theory (1995) including anger, sadness, fear, pleasure, love, surprise, hate
and shame. The dominant emotional forms are conveyed through the novels’
male protagonists. The comparison of dominant emotional expressions between
male protagonists is based on textual content found in both novels. The analyses
are based in the conflicts and problems experienced by the male protagonists,
and find dominant sad emotions in both novels.
Keywords: Emotional Forms, Emotional Intelligence Theory, Daniel Goleman,
Sad, Dominant Emotion.