Sexual Oppression towards Women Depicted in Margaret Atwood’s Poems “A Women’s Issue” and “Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing”.

Kumalasari, Cahya Fordiana (2018) Sexual Oppression towards Women Depicted in Margaret Atwood’s Poems “A Women’s Issue” and “Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing”. Sarjana thesis, Universitas Brawijaya.

Abstract

Ada beberapa jenis isu tentang penindasan terhadap perempuan dalam karya sastra. Salah satunya adalah tentang penindasan seksual: kondisi wanita dipaksa atau dimanipulasi menjadi kegiatan seksual yang tidak diinginkan. Penelitian ini membahas puisi-puisi Margaret Atwood yang berjudul “Isu Wanita” dan “Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing”. Karya-karya tersebut mengandung isu feminis dan mewakili isu-isu penindasan seksual terhadap perempuan. Dengan menggunakan kritik sastra feminis terutama feminisme radikal, peneliti menganalisis isu-isu penindasan yang berkaitan dengan kondisi perempuan di Kanada selama abad kedua puluh dalam dua puisi. Selain itu, penelitian ini menerapkan analisis puisi, termasuk diksi dan kiasan untuk lebih memahami isi dan makna puisi berdasarkan konteksnya. Penelitian ini telah menemukan tiga bentuk penindasan seksual yang terungkap dalam puisi, yaitu pemerkosaan, aborsi, dan prostitusi. Penindasan seksual terhadap perempuan juga konsisten dengan kondisi perempuan di Kanada selama abad ke-20. Pada akhir analisis, penelitian ini juga menemukan kekuatan perempuan ketika mereka menghadapi penindasan. Penemuan ini menekankan bahwa meskipun perempuan adalah objek penindasan seksual, mereka juga menunjukkan perlawanan di bawah penindasan.

English Abstract

There are some types of issues about oppression towards women in literary works. One of them is about sexual opression: women’s condition being forced, coerced, or manipulated into any unwanted sexual activities. This research discusses Margaret Atwood’s poems entitled “A Women’s Issue” and “Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing”. The works contain feminist issue and represent the issues of sexual oppression towards women. By using feminist literary criticism especially radical feminism, the researcher analyzed the issues of oppression related to the condition of women in Canada during the twentieth century in the two poems. In addition, this study applied poetry analysis, including the diction and figures of speech to understand the contents more and the meaning of the poems based on their context. This research has found three forms of sexual oppression revealed in the poems, they are rape, abortion, and prostitution. The sexual oppression on women is also consistent with the condition of women in Canada during the twentieth century. In the end of analysis, the study also found women’s power when they deal with the oppression. The findings emphasize that although women are objects of sexual oppression, they also show resistence under the oppression.

Item Type: Thesis (Sarjana)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Penindasan Seksual, Kritik Sastra Feminis, Feminis Radikal, Margaret Atwood.-Sexual Oppression, Feminist Literary Criticism, Radical Feminism, Margaret Atwood.
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 362 Social problems of and services to groups of people > 362.8 Other groups of people > 362.83 Women
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Budaya > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: soegeng sugeng
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2019 02:23
Last Modified: 18 May 2022 02:09
URI: http://repository.ub.ac.id/id/eprint/166347
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