Racism in James Mc Bride’s Miracle at St Anna

Ghozi, Ahmad (2008) Racism in James Mc Bride’s Miracle at St Anna. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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Abstract

This literary analysis is viewed from the theory of social literary criticism. Literary work is the mirror of human life that reflects the kinds of human thoughts, feeling and behaviors. By literary work, people can interpret human creation into something that larger than life beyond imagination.

In this study, the researcher looks that hundreds of social phenomena and problems; racism is the most common issues discussed by the sociologist, anthropologist, and every part of society. Racism is considered the most complex social problem which causes an endless conflict between the dominant group and the minority. Racism is also an interesting topic to be analyzed because racism is the commons problems with difficult solution to reduce and avoid it, and it becomes complicated problem in some aspects of our life, moreover in modern era. Studies concerning racism are widely elaborated in many references, scientific books, and literary works. One of the literary works which explores such phenomena is James Mc Bride’s Miracle at St Anna.

Based on the background of the study above, the problems of my studies are the first is what are the racist treatments experienced by Blacks as portrayed in James Mc Bride’s Miracle at St Anna? And the second is to what extent does James Mc Bride’s Miracle at St Anna reflects the real condition of racist treatment to the Blacks by the Germany.

To achieve the above objectives of the study, the researcher categorizes as literary criticism since the researcher conduct the interpretation and analysis on literary work. The researcher sees this literary work from two points of views, intrinsic and extrinsic than the researcher uses genetic structuralism theory in doing this analysis and connect directly to the phenomena at that time.

Based on the researcher’s analysis, racism portrayed in the novel takes one main forms, i.e. racism form of rejection. Racist attitudes is caused by the motive of exploitation, domination and minorities group, cause of difference skin, quality of IQ, struggle of equality. And all the data that are found by the researcher reflect the real society and the condition of American and Germany World War II in Italy 1944.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Masitoh, Siti and Herawati, Yayuk Widyastuti
Keywords: Racism; American Blacks
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dian Anesti
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2016 10:18
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2016 10:18
URI: http://etheses.uin-malang.ac.id/id/eprint/4671

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