CHAOS, MORAL DECADENCE, AND BETRAYAL (SATIRE IN "DI TEPI KALI BEKASI" NOVEL BY PRAMOEDYA ANANTA TOER)

Gunawan, RudydanBandarsyah, DesviandanFauzi, Wildan Insan (2019) CHAOS, MORAL DECADENCE, AND BETRAYAL (SATIRE IN "DI TEPI KALI BEKASI" NOVEL BY PRAMOEDYA ANANTA TOER). The International Journal of Linguistic, Literature, and Its Teaching, 18 (1). pp. 71-91. ISSN 1412-2596 e-ISSN 2460-8319

[img]
Preview
Text
21146-62941-2-PB.pdf

Download (619kB) | Preview

Abstract

Indonesian revolution in 1945-1949 is a remarkable moment for all of Indonesian people which is full of heroic spirit. Interestingly, Pramoedya portrayed the revolution moment in the novel entitled “Di Tepi Kali Bekasi” with different point of view in which he used a sarcasm style of language to depicts the conditions and deliver his critics about behaviors of people from various clusters at that time. Therefore, this current study is motivated by interest to explore how satirical narrative is used in the novel. A qualitative content analysis with context unit was employed as a research method to describe and analyze in detail the description and characteristics of satire in the novel. Specifically, a concept of satire intended in this study is sarcasm, social criticism, and irony. Based on the results of analysis, there are some satirical elements in the novel namely social chaos, public unrest, bandits and robbery, betrayal, generation conflicts, youth nationalism, and immoral behavior and corruption of the army. In addition, according to Pramoedya's view, revolution is considered as an animalistic age where the revolution of soul is more important and needed by the nation instead of the armed revolution. Due to those facts, independence remains as a fake independence where unheard voice of the periphery and moral destruction are still the main problem. Generally, it is found that the satirical root in the novel is laid on two things namely Pramoedya's direct experience as a soldier and his ideas he wants to convey in the novel.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Fakultas Farmasi dan Sains > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: ST Bahar Sobari
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2019 06:33
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2019 06:33
URI: http://repository.uhamka.ac.id/id/eprint/726

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item