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The Psychological Criticism on Thank you m’am short story
By Langston Hughes

Christina taradifa sinaga

Faculty of humanities
Diponegoro university

In this paper the writer wants to write down about Psychological criticism. Psychology is an academic and applied discipline that involves the scientific study of mental functions and behaviors. The purposes of this paper to analysis the psychological of main character in Thank You M’am short story by Langston Hughes. To understand psychological criticism, we can study about theory of psychological. Psychology has the immediate goal of understanding individuals and groups by both establishing general principles and researching specific cases, and by many
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* Theme is the central topic, subject or concept of author is trying to point out, not to be confused with whatever message, moral or commentary. * Plot is a literary term defined as the events that make up a story, particularly as they relate to one another in a pattern, in a sequence, through cause and effect, how the reader views the story, or simply by coincidence. Elements of plot: Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution or Denouement. * Characters are distinctive personalities who are involved in the events described by the story. Major characters can be categorized as: the protagonist, the antagonist, and the villain. * SETTING, The time and location in which a story takes place is called the setting. For some stories the setting is very important, while for others it is not. There are several aspects of a story 's setting to consider when examining how setting contributes to a story (some, or all, may be present in a story): Place, Time, Weather conditions, Social conditions, - Mood or atmosphere


1. Narrative Analysis
2. Elements Analysis * Theme
The story appears to be written around the 1930 's where racism was a huge topic in the southern states. Back in that era many African Americans had problem looking for a job. It was the time when the black had to fight for their freedom.
Another theme that may be inferred from the story is how many
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