The Masculinity Portrayal of Baba's Character in Khaled Hossaeni's The Kite Runner

Mubarokah, Vivi (2017) The Masculinity Portrayal of Baba's Character in Khaled Hossaeni's The Kite Runner. Diploma thesis, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung.

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Abstract

Masculinity is the characteristics that are traditionally thought to be typical of or suitable for men. This research attempts to discuss a character’s masculinity in Khaled Hossaeni’s The Kite Runner, Baba. To specify the research, the researcher divided this analysis into two research questions, namely: 1). How is masculinity portrayal of Baba’s character in Khaled Hossaini’s The Kite Runner? 2). How is the portrayal of masculinity stereotypes in Khaled Hossaeni’s The Kite Runner? The Masculinity Portrayal of Baba’s character is interesting to be investigated. Hossaeni describes the masculinity portrayal of Baba intensely through several explained narration. In this case, it shaped based on stereotypical view about how is the man should behave. This research uses qualitative descriptive method with using characterization theory to describe masculinity portrayal of Baba’s character. The results of the research depict two findings. First, the masculinity of Baba’s character can be seen from the narration of portrayal physically and mentally. Physically: Baba portrayed as strong and brave man and doing some man’s habits and activities in general. He has the beard in his face and the muscular body with his wide chest, and does some general man’s jobs. Mentally: Baba’s character shows some perspectives about how the men should behave is with the way determining the choice, taking the risk, and discussing about some men’s topics. Second, this is also can be seen based on stereotypical portrayal of masculinity in general. From those all, the readers could find it as the masculinity portrayal of Baba’s character.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Uncontrolled Keywords: masculinity; character; stereotype
Subjects: English Literatures
English Fiction
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Program Studi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: VIVI MUBAROKAH
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 04:19
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 04:19
URI: http://digilib.uinsgd.ac.id/id/eprint/6428

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