The Impacts of Ku Klux Klan As The White Supremacist Group in John Grisham’s The Chamber
Reza Andhika, Stanly
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In this thesis, the writer wants to analyze the group which is named Ku Klux Klan. This group has been established in United States of America and has White Supremacist as their ideology. The writer’s analysis is emphasized on the impacts of their racist activities, especially toward the African Americans and the Jewish. The Chamber is a novel tells about the Ku Klux Klan published in 1994. Sam Cayhall is the main character in John Grisham’s novel. He is a member of Ku Klux Klan who has been doing many racist activities toward the African Americans and the Jewish. There are some problems to discuss. The first problem is: why the Ku Klux Klan did such kind of racism toward the African American and the Jewish. The second problem is: how did the Ku Klux Klan judge and oppress the African Americans and the Jewish. And for the last problem, what is the impact of their racism toward the African Americans and the Jewish. Then, to analyze this thesis, the writer uses a sociological approach to analyze the social condition related to the novel and the reality. Sociological approach discusses about the social reflection. Furthermore, this thesis uses inductive method. It means the discussion begins with racist activities which are classified as the particular things, and those particular things come into racism as the general thing. The writer concludes that Ku Klux Klan has the negative impacts toward the African Americans and the Jewish. Moreover, not all of the whites can accept the existence of that group concerning with the white supremacy as the ideology. In opposite, those whites just consider them as cold-blooded killers.