An Intuitive Logical Woman: Personality of Main Female Character in “Arrival” Movie by Eric Heisserer


  • Destoprani Brajannoto Universitas Negeri Jakarta
  • Yumna Rasyid Universitas Negeri Jakarta
  • Ninuk Lustyantie Universitas Negeri Jakarta



logical woman, intuitive personality, women personality


This research examined the main female character in the movie "Arrival" by Eric Heisserer. The focus of this research was to know the form of personality, desire, the fulfillment of desires, and to find out psychic conflict that is experienced by her by using the theory of Freud and Lacan. The research applied qualitative method by doing steps of using data collection, data analysis, and data presentation. The results show that Dr. Louise Bank has a different woman personality from other women in general, where Id dominates some of the behaviors shown her. Her desire is always followed by an effort in fulfilling; it is shown by Dr. Louise Bank who can use her intuitive, logical mind well to find some ways and solutions in the process of solving it. The most prevalent psychic conflicts in her are the fear and anxiety of new experiences and glance of visions that always keep her in an unpleasant state or condition.

Author Biographies

Destoprani Brajannoto, Universitas Negeri Jakarta

Language Education, Postgraduate Program of Universitas Negeri Jakarta

Yumna Rasyid, Universitas Negeri Jakarta

Professor of Language Education, Universitas Negeri Jakarta

Ninuk Lustyantie, Universitas Negeri Jakarta

Associate Professor of Language Education, Universitas Negeri Jakarta


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