ABSTRACTThis research is designed to explore the Emancipation of Lia in Wintergirls

ABSTRACTThis research is designed to explore the Emancipation of Lia in Wintergirls (2009) by Laurie Halse Anderson .This research reveals the psychodynamic study of human behaviour by Austrain psychologist Sigmund Freud . The novel explores the dilemma of self invention of individuals .This research launches on the relationship between two best friends Lia and Cassie, Both are in a competition. A competition to be the thinnest. This intoxicating story for teenagers, of a girl driven to self-loathing of a friend’s suicide, is more powerful than adult fiction .The main objective of this research is to focus on the heartbreakingly real story of Lia, an 18 year old girl in the grip of the deadly illness and her internal battle to fight her disease and maintain hope. The work describes how is the psychological condition of Lia . In analyzing this novel , researches uses psychodynamic study of human behaviour . The primary data source for this research is novel it self. The secondary data of this research are taken from all referential data including Books, journals ,article and internet related to the novel .The result of this research shows the different psychodynamic aspects of( conscious, unconscious, self-harming)Lia.Keywords: Human behaviour, Self harming, eating disorder, Wintergirls, Lia . Introduction: Wintergirls is a fiction novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. Wintergirls was nominated for many state awards , making it as a New York Times bestseller and ALA best book for young adults. In 2009 the novel received the KirKus reviews as best YA book while in 2010 it made the YALSA as well as receiving recognition from Chicago tribute as one of the top ten influential books of the decade. In the novel, Lia Overbrook and Cassie Parrish have been best friends since the third grade , but as they grow up, both develop destructive obsession with body images , dragging each other down because each is afraid of dealing with her demons alone. Lia is anorexic while Cassie is victim of bulimia, and when the going gets too tough in the months before their senior year in high school , Cassie breaks off the friendship , leaving Lia Devastated. The content of the novel also makes the writer always curious what will happen next in the story. Lia is the main character ( protagonist) of novel. It is a complex novel with several themes including Nature (winter) , Friendship ,Alienation , fear , Guilt , Illness/Disorder and life. Lia struggles to come to grips with her friend’s death. She cuts herself and spirals into a deep depression , thinking of herself as a “wintergirls” , caught between two worlds ” neither alive nor death”. In the novel the “winter” is the symbol for perpetual state of frozenness Lia and Cassie are as in Wintergirls. In the days after Cassie’s death , Lia is hunted by Cassie’s ghost. In the end, she seeks help for her problems, knowing the heckling process will be long and hard. Research Objectives:
The main objectives of this work are:

1. To find out the heartbreakingly real story of Lia in the grip of deadly illness and her internal battle to fight her disease. 2. To explore the important elements of Lia and Cassie friendship and also elements of psychological tiring story of Lia.3. To study the ultimate changes for Lia by the end of the story that she survive when Cassie didn’t.Research Questions: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::1. What role does Lia’s knitting play in the novel? What does it come to Symbolize ? 2. Does Cassie’s death trigger Lia’s restrictive eating patterns reemerge ? Why or Why not ? 3. Why is Lia using her thinnest to communicate to her parents ? What is her body saying that her voice cannot ?Literature Review:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Anna Freud was born in Vienna on 3rd December 1895. Anna Freud was an Austrain British Psychoanalyst. She is one the most awarded Austrain writer of her generation. She resumed her psychoanalytical practice and her pioneering work in London, established the clinic in (1952) now renamed the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, as a centre for therapy and research work. Anna Freud observed that adolescence is characterized by extreme fluctuation in behaviour . According to Anna, “Wintergirls”, Laurie Halse Anderson’s new novel, takes us into this dark , tyrannical world through the experience of Lia , 18-year-old narrator,who has struggled with anorexia since the eight grade . Lia is hunted by a hallucination of her dead friend, Cassie, who taunts: “You’re not dead , but you’re not alive either. You’re a Wintergirl, Lia-Lia , caught in between the words . You’re a ghost with beating heart .Soon you will cross the border and be with me . I’m so stoked. This very quality , however, may makes Lia recognizable to many teenagers . One issue the author must have confronted is the potential of “Wintergirls” to be a “trigger” for anorexia , as psychologist term it . The theory that is used in this work is psychodynamic theory of human personality. Freud analysis on neurotic disorder is in normal life but it is against the scientific laws.Once it remark you won’t want to get off from the reality .Research Methodology……………………………………………………………. : This study has been carried out on a Descriptive Design . It deals with the textual elaboration of novel Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. Some aspects of psychoanalysis have been considered to analyze this text, the psychodynamic study of human behaviour is an important aspect of psychoanalysis. This study is qualitative in nature. This study has been carried out through a note reading of selected novel. Related reviews and commentaries appearing on internet have been taken into consideration. Various other research attempts , just lika a research paper, Journals, scholarly article and digital. Resources such as PDF files have been consulted. In this study the method of collecting data is library. Library research work through many books and articles that support the topic and technique of taking notes.Discussion and Conclusion ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::The study comes to the following discussion and conclusion: the meaning of the psychodynamic study of human behaviour based on the Wintergirls novel very exactly. This novel is a very thought provoking novel . The book deals with difficult topics such as eating disorder and self-harming. In this book , eating disorders more as it deals with mindset of anorexic. Lia is in her late teens and after her ex-best friend (Cassie) dies she spirals into a dangerous situation. Lia manages to keep her family thinking she is fine whilst she is eating a lot less, weighing herself and trying to get thinner and thinner. The book follows Lia showing how she copes with her situation and what is going inside her mind . Lia thinks she is stronger by being thinner and although she has been to rehab twice before the book begin she is still wanting to get thinner.The book describes Lia’s emotion heavily. By the end of the book I felt like I had learned a lot and the way in which Anderson writes makes you feel very close to Lia .Its a good book for teenagers to read as you learn about the eating disorders. We recognize Lia, but its sometimes hard to relate her. Human personality theory is referred to the changing attitude and the early experience of childhood. Eating disorder is usually used in this novel with the norms and the moral values that exits in the society. Eating disorder is committed by Lia who inferred with people around her. WorkCited: 1…. Anderson, Laurie Halse. Wintergirls. New York: Viking, 2009. Print.2…Freud, Sigmund. The Interpretation of Dreams, ED. And Trans. By Starchey, volume no. 4-5, London , England, 1990.3..…Kaplan, Brett Ashley. “Anatole Broyard’s Wintergirls: performing postracial Consciouness.”Laurie Halse Anderson . 2009. 4…..Leonard, Jhon. ” A Child of the Age.” Rev. of Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. New York Review of Books, 2000.5……Moored, Lorrie. “The Warth of Athena.” Rev. of Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. New York Times Book 2000.

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