Analysis of twentieth century southern American society reflected in harper Lee's to kill a mockingbird

Indriana, Novita (2011) Analysis of twentieth century southern American society reflected in harper Lee's to kill a mockingbird. Bachelor thesis, Universitas Pelita Harapan.

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Abstract

This research examines the reflection of the general society’s behavior in Southern American society during the 1930s found in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The writer explores the characters, actions and behaviors through sociological approach to literature. There are two research questions proposed. The first is what are the historical backgrounds of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The second is how to the social tensions in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird reflect to the American South and social change in the 1930s. The objective of this research is to examine how the novel To Kill a Mockingbird reflected Southern American society. The sources used in this research are in the forms of written documents, such as the novel itself, books and trustworthy websites on Southern America society, Harper Lee’s biography and sociological approach to literature. The analysis was conducted in three steps. First, the writer described the historical backgrounds related to the novel. Second, the writer described the social tensions in the Southern American society. In the last step, the writer described the social tensions reflected in the novel. At the end of the research, the researcher found that Harper Lee succeeded in expressing her childhood experiences through the novel and portrayed accurately some important issues in the society during 1930s. Some of the issues are social class stratifications, racial segregations, and racial injustice / Penelitian ini meneliti refleksi prilaku masyarakat Amerika Selatan secara umum pada tahun 1930an yang ditemukan dalam novel To Kill a Mockingbird yang ditulis oleh Harper Lee. Penulis menyelidiki karakter-karakter yang ada, tingkah laku dan sikap mereka melalui pendekatan sosiologi dalam literatur. Ada tiga pertanyaan yang akan dijawab dalam penelitian ini. Pertanyaan pertama adalah tentang latar belakang sejarah yang berkaitan dengan novel ini. Kedua adalah tentang ketengangan sosial yang terjadi di masyarakat Amerika Selatan pada tahun 1930an dan yang terakhir adalah ketegangan sosial yang tergambar dalam novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Sumber-sumber yang digunakan selama penelitian ini adalah dalam bentuk tertulis seperti novel itu sendiri, buku-buku dan website-website terpercaya mengenai masyarakat Amerika Selatan, biorafi pengarang dan pendekatan sosiologi dalam literatur. Analisa dalam penelitian dilakukan dalam tiga langkah. Pertama, penulis menggambarkan latar belakang sejarah yang berhubungan dengan novel ini. Kedua, penulis menggambarkan ketengangan sosial yang terjadi di masyarakat Amerika Selatan dan yang terakhir, penulis menggambarkan ketengangan sosial yang tergambar di dalam novel. Dari hasil penelitian, dapat dismpulkan bahwa Harper Lee berhasil menggambarkan pengalaman masa kecilnya ke dalam novel tersebut dan menggambarkan beberapa isu penting dalam masyarakat pada tahun 1930an. Beberapa isu di antaranya adalah stratifikasi kelas sosial, pemisahan rasial, dan ketidakadilan rasial.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Creators:
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Indriana, NovitaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
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Thesis advisorMiller, PaulaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Thesis advisorSuteja, HannaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: University Subject > Current > Faculty/School - UPH Karawaci > Faculty of Education > English Language Education
Current > Faculty/School - UPH Karawaci > Faculty of Education > English Language Education
Depositing User: Ms Monica Putri Damayanti
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2018 08:05
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 04:39
URI: http://repository.uph.edu/id/eprint/1894

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