CLASS CONFLICTS IN THOMAS HARDY’S THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE: A MARXIST APPROACH

PRATIWI, RATIH NOVIA (2009) CLASS CONFLICTS IN THOMAS HARDY’S THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE: A MARXIST APPROACH. Skripsi thesis, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta.

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Abstract

The object of the research is the novel entitled The Mayor of Casterbridge. This study gives focus in the class conflicts of the story. The major problem of this study is how class conflicts are reflected in The Mayor of Casterbridge based on a Marxist approach. The technique of collecting data analysis is library research. In this study, the researcher uses two data sources, namely primary and secondary data sources. The technique of analyzing the data is descriptive. Based on the analysis above, the researcher gets conclusions as follows. First, based on the structural analysis in this novel Thomas Hardy wants to explain that the class conflicts happened in the nineteenth century especially in England during the rise of Industrial Revolution. This condition is reflected through the major characters, Donald Farfrae who tends to try modern ways in maintaining the society’s life and Henchard who wants to hold the traditional ways to undergo social life. Second, Based on the Marxist analysis, in this novel Thomas Hardy revealed that the Industrial Revolution affects much in every sector in English society’s life such as politic, economic, culture and social condition. In this novel Thomas Hardy wants to criticize the governmental system in English at that time. That still applied some discrimination against certain class.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Uncontrolled Keywords: class conflicts, the upper class and the lower class, Marxist
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Ari Fatmawati
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2009 08:54
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2010 03:54
URI: http://eprints.ums.ac.id/id/eprint/4561

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