The Impact of The Oppression in China in 1949 Towards Chinese Mothers Characters as Represented in Amy Tan’s Short Story “Two Kinds"

Siti Farikhah , 2250406007 (2010) The Impact of The Oppression in China in 1949 Towards Chinese Mothers Characters as Represented in Amy Tan’s Short Story “Two Kinds". Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    Nowadays, The People’s Republic of Cina (PRC) is another country besides United States of America (USA) which becomes the super power country seen from the progress of many aspects of life, especially in economics. Thus, it is interesting to conduct the research related to this country. Behind the fast progress of China, in fact this country has a long historical background when its people underwent hundreds years of difficulty, not to mention in 1949, the first time Communism is initiated by Mao Tse Tung. The characters of Suyan as the representation of Chinese mothers who moved to America in 1949 described in Amy Tan’s short story “Two Kinds”. The objectives of the study are: to find out the Chinese mothers’ character as represented in “Two Kinds” short story and to discover the impacts of oppression in China in 1949 towards the Chinese mothers’ character as represented in “Two Kinds” short story. The write collected the data through some steps, they were: first, reading and and finding the research problem, second was searching the related references from books and internet , the third was finding and selecting data from the short story, and the last the writer tried to find out the impact of oppression in China in 1949 towards Chinese mothers characters as is represented in “Two Kinds” short story. The writer used theory of new criticism and feminism and the theory of oppression. Those were taken from books, journals, and articles from internet which are related to the topic in this research. From this study, the writer found that despite the fast progress brought by the Chinese Revolution in 1949, it also brings impact towards Chinese mothers characters who used to be obedient, dependent, and had limited freedom in society becomes the modern Chinese women who were independent, risk takers, optimistic, strict and ambitious. Furthermore, there are two impacts of oppression in China in 1949 towards the Chinese mothers’ character as represented in “Two Kinds” short story, they are the way chinese mothers educate their children which still follow Confusianism and use force as the mean to achieve their purpose. The second impact is changing Chinese mothers becoming rude.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Impact, Oppression in China in 1949, Chinese Mothers Characters
    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 19:37
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2015 02:59

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