The purpose of marriage for women as shown in Emma

Purbaningrum, Juang Sapta (2007) The purpose of marriage for women as shown in Emma. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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There are so many theories state about the close relationship between literary work and social reality. Literary work is the inheritance of its time and environment. This statement means that as explained before, literature can not be separated from the place and the environment it was created. Arthur Golden, a novelist from America was able to create a story about Geisha that is a Japanese traditional courtesan because he has stayed in Japan for a long time. That is why sociological approach is very much right and relevant in analyzing a work of literature. This also occurred in Emma by Jane Austen. The story that happened in the novel is actually a reflection of social phenomena in England at that time.

This research is conducted based on two statements of the problem are to identify the purposes of marriage shown in Emma and to know the role of Emma in some marriage event.

This research design in this study is a descriptive qualitative research. In descriptive research, the result of the analysis is not mentioned in number of coefficient of cause of effect relationship but in words or phrases. And the research studied is designed to obtain the information concerning the current status of phenomenon and is directed toward determining of the nature of situation as if in the time of study.

Based on the result of the analysis, the thesis writer finds the following results. First of all, women have some consideration before accepting a man to be her husband as shown in Emma. Good income is the first consideration, and then the second consideration is social status. A woman who has had high social status does not think too much about marriage because getting married or not, she has been respected by her society surround her. This happened to Emma. In the beginning she decided not to get married because she has passed her days in happiness, and she will in charge of her father’s household. Finally, she gets married to a man of equal social status. Secondly, Emma actually has an important role in the occurance of marriage because she always has judgment in every weeding planning.

The thesis writer also has some suggestions. First, it is suggested that other researchers try to analyze the other aspects from Emma that has a relationship with women studies. Second, in accordance with this study, it is advisable to conduct a study on the psychological aspects. And the last, it is expected that this study can be used for reference in conducting and broadening the same field or the other fields.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Masitoh, Siti
Keywords: Marriage; Sociological Approach; Sociology Of Literature; Fiction
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dian Anesti
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2016 05:07
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2016 05:07

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