ABSURDITY IN WINSTON GROOM’S FOREST GUMP (ABSURDITAS DALAM NOVEL “FOREST GUMP” KARYA WINSTON GROOM)
Sukmila Sari., Shinta
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This journal discusses about the absurdity portrayed in Forest Gump. In Forest's perception, life is only a repetition so that there will be no purpose and when people are trapped in the prosaic routine, their life will be meaningless. In this case, Groom makes Forest overcome this absurdity. It is the matter that the writer wants to explore in this research. Camus’s theory of absurdity is applied to map the concept of absurdity portrayed in the novel. This theory is also beneficial to see Forest’s way to overcome absurdity. He makes an exploration by involving himself in many events in the world that finally shows the meaning of life. Then, he makes contemplation that gives him a deeper understanding to see that the life is absurd and transcends this absurdity. Therefore, this research concludes that Forrest is the hero, like Camus, in Groom’s version.
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