In both Wharton's The Age of Innocence and Alisyahbana's
Layar Terkcmbanq, the main female characters are very
dominant in playing their roles in a traditional society.
They are different from the women at that time, especially
4.n facing the social limitations toward women. Therefore,
the writer of this thesis attempts to show how far they
face their problems in improving their social status as
women and what are the consequences of their actions.
Through the topic presented in this thesis, the writer
wants to prove that women must fight to improve their
social status and it should be for their own benefits. So,
every woman has the right to determine which one is good
for her own self-satisfactions. Analyzing both novels, the
writer is going to use a comparative study, explication,
characterization and conflict to learn the awareness of
each female character and the consequences of her feminist's
ideas. By discussing about the condition of each
main female character; the way both characters defend their
ideas through social conflicts; and the consequences of
their actions as seen through their psychological conflicts,
this thesis will show that women also have the
right to choose anything that is good for themselves,
regardless what a traditional society expects from them.
Their freedom to determine "their own personal happiness"
shows their independence and equality to men's, and also an
improvement of their social status as women.
(86-012) Jenny Mochtar Djundjung
(87-005) ANITA LIE
Universitas Kristen Petra
Year : 1997
1. WHARTON, EDITH, 1862-1937. THE AGE OF INNOCENCE-CRITICISM AND INTERPRETATION
2. ALISYAHBANA, SUTAN TAKDIR, 1908-1994. LAYAR TERKEMBANG-CRITICISM AND INTERPRETATION
female characters, innocence, traditional society
s1 - Skripsi/Undergraduate Thesis (Program Studi Sastra Inggris S-1)
Undergraduate Thesis No. 426; Vyrna (11492129)
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