The notion of power as it is reflected in The edible woman and Karmila : a comparative study

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dc.contributor.advisor Stone, Marjorie, 1951-
dc.coverage.spatial Canada
dc.creator Abbas, Herawaty 2011-05-09T12:32:38Z 2011-05-09T12:32:38Z 2001
dc.identifier.other PS8501 T86 E343 2001
dc.description vii, 99 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description 'Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Joint Women's Studies Programme at Mount Saint Vincent University, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University.'
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 95-99).
dc.description.abstract This study explores how the notion of power in feminist concepts is reflected through the female protagonists of two novels, The Edible Woman and Karmila . The former is a Canadian novel written by Margaret Atwood, and the latter is an Indonesian novel written by Marga T. There are some reasons why the two novels are chosen to be the object of analysis. First, they both are written by women novelists. Second, their central theme is of women's issues. Third, they both belong to the period of contemporary novel. Based on the analysis, it is found that the major protagonists of the two novels are similar in the effort to free themselves from other people's control, especially from male domination. However, viewed from a cultural point of view, the way each novel asserts their power is different. This is because the two novels come from different cultural background. Or in other words, in terms of asserting power, something perhaps is 'small' if it is viewed from one culture, but it is 'big' if it is viewed from another culture. This work is done not to generalize how Canadian and Indonesian women assert their power, but to show how literary works can teach women to empower themselves and to take advantage from each other's culture. Literary works are read not only as entertainment, but also as a source of education. It is expected that the work can be a stepping stone for the writer and her colleagues, as well as for students of English department of to conduct other comparative analysis of Canadian and Indonesian literature in the future.
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dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Mount Saint Vincent University : Dalhousie University : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc PS8501.T86
dc.subject.lcsh Atwood, Margaret, 1939-. Edible woman
dc.subject.lcsh Marga T., 1943-. Karmila
dc.subject.lcsh Power (Social sciences) in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Sex role in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Women in literature -- Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Women in literature -- Indonesia
dc.subject.lcsh Feminism and literature -- Canada -- History and criticism
dc.subject.lcsh Feminism and literature -- Indonesia -- History and criticism
dc.title The notion of power as it is reflected in The edible woman and Karmila : a comparative study
dc.type Text Master of Arts in Women's Studies Masters Women's Studies Program Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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