EXTENDED ESSAY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACTS TOWARD RAPE VICTIMS IN “TIL IT HAPPENS TO YOU” MUSIC VIDEO BY LADY GAGA

Annisa Retno Wijayanti

Abstract


“Til It Happens To You” is a song by Lady Gaga. The lyrics and the music
video tell about the story of women who have been raped in their college life.
The purpose of this study is to analyze the elements of the poetry in the lyrics
and to show the readers the psychological contents as portrayed in the music
video. The study is limited on two aspects, which are textual and contextual
aspects. Figurative devices and dictions are used to analyze the textual aspects;
meanwhile the contextual aspects use psychoanalysis theory. Library research
is done to compile the data. The finding of this study is psychological impacts
toward the rape victims, which are reflected in the lyrics and in the music video
of “Til It Happens To You”.

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