THE PURITAN DOCTRINE AND ITS IMPACT TO THE SOCIETY IN NATHANIEL HAWTHRONE‟S NOVEL THE SCARLET LETTER

Erni Yuliati, 2211411005 (2015) THE PURITAN DOCTRINE AND ITS IMPACT TO THE SOCIETY IN NATHANIEL HAWTHRONE‟S NOVEL THE SCARLET LETTER. Under Graduates thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI SEMARANG.

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    Abstract

    Puritan doctrine is one of the social issues contained within the literary work. The Puritan doctrine found in The Scarlet Letter novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne is represents the social issues about Puritan doctrine in society‟s role in maintaining its member. The research is focused on Puritan doctrine and the impacts of Puritan doctrine represented in the novel. The research is aimed at finding out the Puritan doctrine in the novel and describes the impacts of Puritan doctrine to society‟s life. The final project by using library research the writer observed a novel entitled The Scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and used some books, articles, and other writing to support the analysis. By using descriptive qualitative method the writer used The scarlet Letter as the descriptive data and to discovered the information related to the subject matter. By using sociological approach the writer focused on analyzed the social contents of the novel by comprehend reading and deep understanding, and as a result of analysis, the data were interpreted through description on the subject matter. The results indicate that out of the five points of Puritan doctrine, the writer found the dominant doctrine in the novel it is the doctrine of depravity of man which talking about the original sins and the people‟s premise was influenced by sins . The acts of hypocrisy and adultery in the novel is the image of Puritan believed on the doctrine of depravity which represented by the characters in the novel, there are Arthur Dimmesdale as a Hypocrite and Hester Prynne as an adultery woman. They manifest their sins around Puritan society who emphasized the Calvinistic obsession toward morality, sexual repression, shame and declaration of guilt, and spiritual salvation. Arthur Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne are both sinners, but they get different treatments. On the one hand Hester Prynne is humiliated and obligated to wear a shameful symbol a scarlet letter “A” that announced her adulterous. On the other hand, after Dimmesdale reveals the truth that he is Hester‟s partner in adultery, the society keeps respecting him. Instead of resulting in negative treatment from society, his confession raises sympathy. They consider Dimmesdale suffers from a great sorrow for hiding the secret for a long time. They accept and even take Dimmesdale‟s hypocrisy and his confession as a lesson that everybody is born sinner

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Puritan, doctrine, impact, society.
    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 15:02
    Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 15:02

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