The grotesque on Jonathan Swift`s gulliver`s travels

Rudini, Muhamad (2007) The grotesque on Jonathan Swift`s gulliver`s travels. Diploma thesis, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung.

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Abstract

Literary works become something which cannot be a part from the environment of the author. Simply, an author often produces a literary work as the expression of his/her imagination based on his/her environment. In the world of literature, there are three literary genres: poetry, prose (short story and novel), and drama. Furthermore, this research concentrates in analyzing the novel. The author of the novel which has been chosen as the object of analysis in this research is Jonathan Swift. This research totally identifies the appearances of grotesque on Jonathan Swift`s Gulliver`s Travels. The statements of this research are: How does Jonathan Swift represent the grotesque on Gulliver`s Travels? What is the purpose of grotesque usage on Jonathan Swift`s Gulliver`s Travels? Grotesque as an art and literary term means the expression of the estranged or alienated world. It has strong affinity with the physically abnormal. In analyzing the subject of materials, this research uses the descriptive method by doing the library research or textual analysis to get the descriptive method by doing the library research or textual analysis to get the descriptive data. The research threats the work as a unity of thought in which the elements are interrelated. As the qualitative research, this research requires theoretical base and reasoning logic. In this case, this research takes the book of Philip Thomson`s Grotesque. Then, this research finds that there are some grotesque`s elements, extravagance, disharmony, abnormality, comic and terrifying, spreads within all of four parts of Gulliver`s Travels. Here, Swift tends to represents this elements of grotesque throughout the characters in each individual parts of Gulliver`s Travels, and hence these characters look as the strange or abnormal characters physically or mentally. This research also finds that the purpose of the grotesque usage on Gulliver`s Travels is aggressiveness. This is cannot be a part with the satire of Swift to the colonialism of England in eighteenth century. As the final conclusion, this research emphasizes the relation of grotesque, satire, and the background of author (Jonathan Swift) on Gulliver`s Travels.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Uncontrolled Keywords: The grotesque; gulliver`s travels;
Subjects: English Literatures
English Fiction
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Program Studi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Users 38 not found.
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2016 09:53
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2019 06:28
URI: http://digilib.uinsgd.ac.id/id/eprint/197

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