AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE ON SAUDI ARABIAN WOMEN’S RULES IN JEAN SASSON’S PRINCESS (PANDANGAN ORANG AMERICA TERHADAP PERATURAN-PERATURAN WANITA ARAB SAUDI DALAM NOVEL PRINCESS KARYA JEAN SASSON )
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Princess is a novel written by Jean Sasson published in 1991. The novel tells about Saudi Arabian women’s condition under patriarchal system. Patriarchy is a social system that men considered dominate everything. In this kind of society, men hold most power and authority. Women are considered weak. In Saudi Arabia, women are controlled by male relative and the traditional rules. Sultana, the main character in the novel, shows her disagreement toward the rules of Saudi Arabia. She tends to compare the differences between American and Saudi Arabian culture in women treatment. She brings the voice of America about freedom and everyone right. This article uses qualitative method. The primary data are the information about the rules being Saudi Arabia women that is reflected in the novel, Princess. The secondary data are Saudi Arabian women's culture and political position related to women education,marriage, fashion, and public access. The article uses inductive method in searching the result of the research and uses Diana Laurenson and Alan Swingwood's theory, Literature and Sociology becomes a device to relate the text and the reality. The article aims to find American perspective in Princess on the rules of being Saudi Arabian women.
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