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The Class antagonism between the javanese feudalist and the Dutch capitalist at the end of the 19 th century in the characters buildings of minke, out of which he becomes the main petty bourgeois character in Pramoedya A. Toer's This Earth of Mankind

Setiawan, Dwi (2002) The Class antagonism between the javanese feudalist and the Dutch capitalist at the end of the 19 th century in the characters buildings of minke, out of which he becomes the main petty bourgeois character in Pramoedya A. Toer's This Earth of Mankind. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This study, through historical materialism theory, attempts to prove the existence of the class antagonism between the Javanese feudalist and the Dutch capitalist in the character building Minke, the main character of Pramoedya Ananta Toer?s This Earth of Mankind, out of which he becomes a petty bourgeois character. It firstly traces the existence of the two classes: the Javanese feudalist, as represented by his family, and the Dutch capitalist, as depicted by his European education. in the novel. The second is to prove the existence of the class antagonisin between the two classes in his character building. As similar as the class antagonism between the Javanese feudalist and the Dutch bourgeoisie at the end of the 19th century, the Javanese tried t o perpetuate its descendant in its path while the Dutch intended to uproot him from his feudal origin. Unfortunately, since the battlefield is directed to his personality., the conflict between the capitalist against the feudalist shift in his character building as a young inexperienced man. Minke himself must struggle against both of the two class representatives, since he has potentiality to defend or stand in both of the two sides concerning the influence that he receives from both of the two classes. Finally, the last task is to demonstrate how Minke develops to be a petty bourgeois character who is fluctuating in the midst of two classes. This young student?s possession of capital and production means make his position and consciousness identical with the bourgeoisie, but he is bound to the proletariat in his social position and his consciousness as well. To conclude, it is finally proven that the class conflict between the Javanese Feudalist and the Dutch Capitalist truly present in Minke?s character building and it is found out that he turns out to be a petty bourgeois character; to be the main petty bourgeois character in This Earth of Mankind

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: indonesian, fiction, toer, pramoedya, ananta, this earth of mankind
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2011 13:29
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/7514

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