The Representation of Masculinities on Linda‟s Husband and Jacob Konig Toward Linda in Paulo Coelho‟s Adultery
ANGGRAINY, Puspita Mey
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This study aims to analyse the masculinities represented through Linda‟s husband and Jacob toward Linda in Adultery novel. Therefore, this thesis uses the theory of representation by Stuart Hall to get the discourse by language and text in the novel and hegemonic masculinities concept by R.W Connel as supporting theory to analyse the discourse of masculinities in the novel. This research applies qualitative data which is a form of method focuses on generate words (spoken or written) rather than number. Therefore, there are two kinds of data in this research, they are primary and secondary data. Hall states that without discourse, the meaning and language will be nothing because discourse tells about the truth and it depends on historical moment. Besides, the analysis is also supported by the concept of hegemonic masculinities by R.W Connell which tells about how the hegemonic masculinities applied in the real life. Therefore, this theory helps me to analyse the representation of masculinities in Linda‟s husband and Jacob toward Linda. Coelho uses Linda‟s husband and Jacob‟s character to show the mascullinities characters represented in the novel and the context of masculinities represented in the novel is related to the culture of Swiss. As a result, Coelho as the author wants to show to the readers that he agrees with Connel‟s concept about the masculinities does not have a specific character because it depends on the culture and context and want to reaffirm about the unconsistenable of masculinities concept by Connell.
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