THE CONCEPT OF MASCULINITY SYMBOL WITHIN AMERICAN SOCIETY’S PERSPECTIVE AS PORTRAYED IN “THE MORTAL INSTUMENTS: CITY OF BONES

Amila Sholehati Ningrum , 2211410025 (2015) THE CONCEPT OF MASCULINITY SYMBOL WITHIN AMERICAN SOCIETY’S PERSPECTIVE AS PORTRAYED IN “THE MORTAL INSTUMENTS: CITY OF BONES. Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    This study is about concept of masculinity symbol in Cassandra Clare‘s work entitled The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Masculinity concept as portrayed in the novel is closely related to the superiority of alpha male, represented in the characterization of Shadowhunter. This concept then is being related to the portrayal of the Shadowhunters society in which the story set. This study is constructed to find out the meaning of masculinity symbols and to describe the masculinity concept shaped within the society in novel. This study employs masculinity theory, semiotics, and sociological approach. Semiotics theory is applied to find out symbols of masculinity concept. In addition, sociological approach is conducted to describe the masculinity concept shaped within the society in the novel as reflecting American society. The research method is descriptive qualitative research. The result of the study shows that masculinity concept has symbols in Shadowhunter life in form of characters, object, weapon, and male‘s action. Meanwhile, the masculinity phenomena, such as homosexual, army membership, and guardian job exist as trends which are popular in certain period of time in American modern society. The analysis also finds out that the author‘s life influence the way the story is made. There are symbols that illustrate the concept of masculinity in the form of characters, objects, weapons, and male‘s action in novel and I assume that masculinity concept shaped within the society in novel as reflecting American modern society in some aspects of American people life. However, in the process, males have to realize their role as men in various cultures to live in same side with female.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: masculinity, semiotic, sociological criticism, biographical criticism
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures > PI1 Indonesia
    P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: budi santoso perpustakaan
    Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2015 12:46
    Last Modified: 23 Nov 2015 12:46

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