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Asa Leventhal as victim of his own identity as seen in Saul Bellow's the Victim

Setiadi, Yurin (2004) Asa Leventhal as victim of his own identity as seen in Saul Bellow's the Victim. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This thesis is about the main male character as a victim of his own identity. The main male character in this novel, Asa Leventhal, is uncomfortable with his Jewishness. He feels that people around him are against him or persecute him because of his Jewishness. He feels uneasy about his own identity. He cannot overcome his becoming a victim of his own identity. Therefore, the thesis writer wants to find out in what ways Asa Leventhal becomes a victim of his own identity. In analyzing the topic, the thesis writer uses library research and the internet in collecting the data regarding the novel of Saul Bellow?s The Victim. The thesis writer uses literary approach by applying the literary tools such as characterization and conflict and the ideas and standpoint that are against Jew in general, the anti-Semitism. In the analysis, the thesis writer analyzes Asa Leventhal?s birth as a Jew and the anti-Semitism in his surroundings, that is, the anti-Semitism against Leventhal?s family, the anti-Semitism in the society and Kirby Allbee as the reflection of the anti-Semite force in the society. The thesis writer concludes that Asa Leventhal becomes a victim of his own identity in the ways he rejects the reality that he is a Jew.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: male character, victim, jewishness
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2011 08:27
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/13967

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