Nathaniel’s Ambition to Revenge on Simon Lovelace Discribed in Jonathan Stroud's The Bartimaeus Trilogy: The Amulet of Samarkand

Alfian Rheza Arjuna


This thesis is entitled Nathaniel’s Ambition to Revenge on Simon
Lovelace Described in Jonathan Stroud’s The Bartimaeus Trilogy: The Amulet
of Samarkand has an objective to analyze ambition and motive of Nathaniel
alias John Mandrake to revenge on Simon Lovelace as his enemy. The
researcher used descriptive qualitative method to find out Ambition and motive
of Nathaniel alias John Mandrake after Humiliated by Simon Lovelace. While
library research method was used to gain any references dealing with the object
of analysis. Technique of analysis is divided into two, there are structural and
psychology approach. Structural approach was used to analyze structural
elements like general description, conflict, and setting, while psychological
approach was used to analyze and describe problems dealing with the object of
study. The collected data were analyzed by reading the novel. The researcher
presents all the data by the quotation through general description, conflict and
setting. The results of this research show that the main character is described as
a person who is genius, clever, restless, arrogant, and curious. He belongs to
round dynamic character since he has more than one specific traits and he also
changes from the beginning till the end of the story. The main character also
experiences internal conflict about him admitting the truth about who steal the
amulet, to disobey his master, blame himself and also external conflict against
his master, Bartimaeus, Maurice Schyler, The Resistance and Simon Lovelace.
The setting in this novel is divided into setting of place; Attic room, Sir
Underwood house, Boarded-up building, Heddleham Hall, Small library and
The hall of Heddleham Hall, setting of time; morning in boarded-up building,
10.15 am and setting of social on high social class. Nathaniel alias John
Mandrake's ambition is motivated by humiliation and murder drives him to gain
everything that needs to commit revenge. Living as magician which is always
surrounded by ambition and domination, losing someone that he loves,
humiliated and be degraded by other.

Keywords: Ambition, Amulet of Samarkand, Jonathan Stroud, Motive, Revenge

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