A Study of the main character's fight against the unfair system in John Steinbeck's in dubious battle

Lie, Tjhen Yen (1997) A Study of the main character's fight against the unfair system in John Steinbeck's in dubious battle. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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The study of Steinbeck's In Dubious Battle is intended to analyze how the main character's fight against the unfair system. Jim, who becomes the victim of an unfair system, fights against the system to improve the working condition especially for the workers. But in his fight Jim turns to be inhuman and the writer of this topic is interested in discussing Jim's changes. And through this thesis, the writer wants to prove that Jim changes to be inhuman because of his obsession to gain his aim, that is to improve the working condition. At first, Jim feels depressed because the unfair system has already destroyed his family and his life, but he can do nothing to improve his condition. This makes Jim feel hopeless. Finally Jim finds a way to fight against the system by joining the communist party that fights for the workers'right. Working for the party makes Jim feel that he has the power to fight against the system. He becomes a leader but to achieve his goal he also turns to be a manipulator. Jim also uses every available means to reach his goal that he has lost his perspective as to the reasons of his fight. Through the topic presented in this thesis, the writer has proved that because of his obsession, Jim has turned to be inhuman. He justifies every means to reach the ends. Jim wants to fight for humanity but because of his obsession for his goal, Jim has become as cruel as the system that he is fighting against.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: character, novelist, literary, novel, writers
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2011 16:41
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/2724

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