WILLIAM GOLDING’S CRITICISM ON THE CULTURE OF VIOLENCE IN WORLD WAR II PORTRAYED IN LORD OF THE FLIES. (KRITIK WILLIAM GOLDING TERHADAP BUDAYA KEKERASAN DALAM PERANG DUNIA II YANG TERGAMBAR PADA NOVEL LORD OF THE FLIES)
DIAN RAHMAWATI, YUNIKA
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Lord of the Flies is William Golding’s novel. It tells a story about a group of young boys who lost in an uninhabited island after an airplane-crash. The boys hope to be rescued from the island but their hope is lost and barbarism takes over. Golding’s background of knowledge to write this novel based on his own experience while he was in the World War II. This research uses qualitative research method. Qualitative method is effective to identify indefinable factors, such as social norms, socioeconomic status, gender roles, ethnicity, and religion. The main data are collected from library. Meanwhile other information are taken from books. The primary data is the novel itself which contents the facts and the information about violence portraying decadence through selected events and characterizations in Lord of the Flies. Meanwhile, Secondary data is the data which has already been collected and analyzed by somebody else. The data which is relevant gathered to support this analysis. In data processing, this thesis starts to analyze Lord of the Flies by close reading and understanding the novel. Then, next step is using a descriptive method to describe the facts followed by analysis activities. The writing of this thesis is to gain several goals. The first goal, to get some significant information about literary research and expected to be the reference for other researchers who concern with the same discussion about sociological approach in the context of World War II. The second, it is aimed to understand how violence as the human’s latent desire points to the reason of survival. There will emerge a dystopian society. The last, this research is beneficial to know Golding’s criticism about the act of violence. This research found that the act of violence in order to survive trigger political and strategy to gain power and authority as happened in World War II..
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