REBELLION AGAINTS SOCIAL VALUES REFLECTED IN CHARLES DICKEN’S NOVEL “HARD TIMES”

Teguh Wicaksono , 2250404513 (2011) REBELLION AGAINTS SOCIAL VALUES REFLECTED IN CHARLES DICKEN’S NOVEL “HARD TIMES”. Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    Setting and character influence each other. Characters grow and develop in setting, such as the society. Character development is strongly influenced by the society where she lives and by the other characters directly or indirectly. The influence of the society and the characters toward character development sometimes take someone into happiness or even sadness. The society values force someone to obey the rules but sometimes someone does not obey them. In this thesis, the writer is trying to reveal the social life in Dickens' novel Hard Times. He is also trying to reveal the character of Louisa Gradgrind, the major character in the story, who tries to rebel her social values in order to get free from them. The aims of the study are to find out the main characters that are described in Hard Times, to know the social condition described in the story and to know how Louisa rebels against the social condition. The approach applied to answer the problems is the formalistic approach because there interrelationships between the theories with elements of the novel, particularly the element character and setting or society in the novel. Having understood the society and the other characters depicted in the novel, it is shown that a fact that is based on the reason or the real thing without the imagination or wisdom of the heart is useless in facing the life. Facts cannot become the only tool to face the life in the worldwide. There must be balance between facts and imagination.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: REBELLION AGAINTS SOCIAL VALUES REFLECTED IN CHARLES DICKEN’S NOVEL “HARD TIMES
    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: 02 Nov 2011 04:03
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2015 02:31

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