The rock melon: the story of a male's narcissism and his infidelity/ Nurhafizah Ali ...[et al.]

Ali, Nurhafizah and Othman, Shamshad Begham and Mustapha, Aida and Muslim, Mazni (2018) The rock melon: the story of a male's narcissism and his infidelity/ Nurhafizah Ali ...[et al.]. e-Academia Journal, 7 (1). pp. 72-80. ISSN 2289-6589

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Abstract

This paper is a psychological reading of K.S. Maniam’s short story The Rock Melon exploring the concept of male’s narcissicm and infidelity. This study investigates how the male character, who is an adulterer, views himself, his wife, and his sexual partner who happens to be none other than his sister-in-law. To understand the character’s motives, the researchers utilize a theoretical framework of infidelity and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) to study the male character’s narration as well as his actions throughout the story. The findings suggest that the male character’s infidelity is strongly influenced by his narcissistic personality disorder. His narcissistic personality disorder does not only cause troubles for himself, but also inflicts a more serious psychological damage on his relationship with others around him, especially his wife and his sexual partner.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Ali, Nurhafizahnurhafizah@tganu.uitm.edu.my
Othman, Shamshad BeghamUNSPECIFIED
Mustapha, AidaUNSPECIFIED
Muslim, MazniUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > Criticism > Reader-response criticism. Reception aesthetics
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General) > Reading interests. Book reviews > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Terengganu > Dungun Campus > Universiti Teknologi MARA (Terengganu) Press (UPENA)
Journal or Publication Title: e-Academia Journal
ISSN: 2289-6589
Volume: 7
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 72-80
Official URL: http://journale-academiauitmt.uitm.edu.my/v2/index...
Item ID: 21938
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian literature; K.S. Maniam; Psychological approach; Infidelity; Narcissism
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2018 03:47
Depositing User: Perpustakaan Cendekiawan UiTM Caw Terengganu
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/21938

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