The Quintessential-features of Gothic Tale in Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher

ARUM OCTO PRIHATININGTIYAS , 2250407068 (2011) The Quintessential-features of Gothic Tale in Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    This final project is about the quintessential-features of gothic tale in The Fall of the House of Usher short story. The aims of the study are to find the quintessential-features of gothic tale that found in the story through analysis of the intrinsic elements. This research is descriptive qualitative. The main source of data in this study is The Fall of the House of Usher short story. The data were collected by means of preparing a table, reading, identifying, inventorying data from the short story, classifying, reducing, selecting, and reporting them into the analysis. Structuralism is the main literary approach I employed in conducting this study. Structuralism sees a literary work as independent text. The researches do objectively by analyzing the intrinsic elements of literary work. From the data analysis it can be concluded that The Fall of the House of Usher possesses several quintessential -features of the Gothic tale. They are a haunted house, dreary landscape, mysterious sickness, terror, madness and death. The features appear through the analysis of the intrinsic elements of the story, such as characters, plot, setting, style and tone, theme, as well as point of view. The story uses traditional gothic elements. Gothic as one kind of genre in literature is one of favorite topic to enjoy. The readers, especially short story readers think that gothic is kind of topic that enjoyable to read. The characteristics of gothic can be the trick to success a story. In the end, this study is expected to give additional knowledge to the readers about gothic tale that may be useful as an additional reference to the study of literature. I hope that there will be other students who want to do some other researches about the gothic tale and its impact in literature

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Quintessential-features, Terror, Gothic, Death, Madness.
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures > PI1 Indonesia > Sastra
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Sastra Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: budi santoso perpustakaan
    Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2011 19:26
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2015 02:59

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