WESTERN COLONIZATION TOWARDS INDONESIAN PEOPLE REFLECTED IN ANDREA HIRATA’S THE RAINBOW TROOPS

Mei Ambarwati, 2211410016 (2015) WESTERN COLONIZATION TOWARDS INDONESIAN PEOPLE REFLECTED IN ANDREA HIRATA’S THE RAINBOW TROOPS. Under Graduates thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI SEMARANG.

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    Abstract

    The study is about western colonization and its impacts towards Indonesian people as presented in Andrea Hirata‟s The Rainbow Troops. It is related to Indonesian status as a Dutch colony. This study is conducted to describe how western colonialism is represented in the novel and to find out its impacts towards Indonesian people. This research used postcolonial approach to analyze western colonization and its impacts as reflected in the novel. There are two research methods used in this study, they are library research and descriptive qualitative research. By using library research method, the writer found the previous studies related to The Rainbow Troops and by using descriptive qualitative research, the writer found the supporting data to answer the research questions. The results indicate that there are practices of colonization done by western colonizer towards Indonesian people represented in the novel The Rainbow Troops, especially the native of Belitong in a number of field, such as economy, culture, manpower, and language. This condition creates a gap between the dominant and the native, particularly in education and ideological scope. Furthermore, the discrimination in education goes along with economy and bureaucracy, which determines most of Belitong people in submissive position due to their low education level. Indifferent with education, colonialism leaves a unconfident attitude for the people of Belitong in ideology. In this case, inhabitant unconsciously adopted western lifestyle, including their culture and language to apply in daily life. This study is recommended to the future research related to postcolonialism as it gives deeper understanding to realize the impacts of colonialism towads colonized people.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Postcolonial; Dominant; Subaltern; Hybridity; Mimicry
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Sastra Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: sumarsono mahasiswa unnes
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2015 14:43
    Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 14:43

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