DEPENDENCY COMPLEX OF THE JAYAZERIS IN FIROOZEH DUMAS’S FUNNY IN FARSI
Pradana, Dhion Faqih
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Funny in Farsi is a novel about the experiences of Iranian immigrants who lived in the United States of America pictured through the Jayazeri family. The experiences told by the author, Firoozeh Dumas, mostly represent the difficulties they’d got when they met the American and their admiration to the United States of America. Since the characters in the novel are the author’s family, and she states that it is her own experience, what is asked in this research is the relationship between the real life and the story in the novel. The author’s real life is analyzed to find the relationship. This analysis wants to show that the real life of the Iranian American are related to the creative process of Firoozeh Dumas to create the story. The Jayazeris’ difficulties and problems when they were adapting the American life leaded them to the psychological complex they didn’t realize. They felt inferior and always admired the United States of America. These behaviors show that they had dependency complex. What is asked in this research is the process of the dependency complex existence. By telling the the problems and difficulties got by the Jayazeris and their behaviors as the immigrants in the United States of America, the process of the dependency complex existence is described. The data applied in this writing is a qualitative data which means the data is a form of texts; there is no number. Data collection in this thesis uses documentary study. The data is documented from selected quotations of the novel. This thesis is a descriptive study which describes the relationship between the context of the real life and the story in the novel and the process of dependency complex existence. The result of this thesis indicates that the real experiences of Iranian-Americans really influenced and inspired Dumas to make her stories. The other result shows that the Jayazeris suffered dependency complex.