|dc.description.abstract||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.||en_US