A MARXIAN ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL CLASS IN STEPHENIE MEYER’S THE HOST
HANDAYANI, TRI ASIH
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This study analyzes Stephenie Meyer‟s novel entitled The Host by using Marxist theory which is proposed by Terry Eagleton about the ideology of dominant class as the ruling class. The primary data of this study are The Host by Stephenie Meyer, any narrative descriptions and dialogues related to the research question. They are analyzed from the specific cases to general conclusion. Meanwhile, this study also uses the sociological approach to strengthen the idea of the researcher. By relating characters in The Host with the characters of capitalist society, the result of this study shows that the humans are as proletariat and the aliens are as the bourgeoisie. The life of aliens is described in good way while humans‟ life is not. Indirectly, it shows the interest of high class to defend their wealth and decrease the conflict of class struggle. It explains that ideological position of the author is in high class side. The discourse about the authority of the high class which is above the other class is described through The Host story.