A Strong Desire To Be Of The Other Gender in Dean’s Portrayal in The Novel “Between Perfect And Real”


  • Sang Ayu Kadek Pitria Dewi Sastra Inggris
  • I Gusti Ayu Vina Widiadnya Putri
  • I Wayan Juniartha




This study analyzes a strong desire to become other Gender of Dean’s Portrayal in the novel Between Perfect and Real. The data was taken from a novel entitled Between Perfect and Real, which is monologue and dialog. This study analyzes the strong desire to be of the other gender of the main character named “Dean Foster.” The study uses the descriptive-qualitative method to analyze the data. The result of the study is presented in a formal and informal method. The library research method is used as the technique for collecting data. This study uses two main theories to analyze the data. The first leading theory is a diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders proposed by the American Psychiatric Association (2013) used to find out the strong desire to be of the other gender of Dean’s. The second leading theory is the Method of Characterization proposed by Kenny (1966), used to analyze how the writer presented the strong desire to become other gender Dean in Between Perfect and Real novel. This study obtained 18 data relating to the strong desire to be of the other gender experienced by Dean.


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