Women’s Inferiority In Haiti As Seen in Edwidge Danticat’s Breath Eyes Memory

MUHAMMAD IDRIS, MUHAMMAD IDRIS and Femmy, Dahlan and Suci, Humairah (2015) Women’s Inferiority In Haiti As Seen in Edwidge Danticat’s Breath Eyes Memory. Masters thesis, Universitas Bung Hatta.

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This thesis discusses about women’s inferiority in Haiti because of gender representation in Patriarchal culture which is pictured in Breath Eyes Memory by Edwidge Danticat, a Haitian- American author. This study has two major purposes, they are (1) to describe the aspects of women’s inferiority in Haiti and (2) to describe how Haitian women resist toward their inferiority. In attaining the purpose, the writer applies feminist literary approach by Kate Millett which emphasizes on the issues of sexism in educational, economical, and social aspect. In addition, the writer applies qualitative and descriptive methods to analyze and understand the content in the novel. From the analysis, the writer found that there are different treatments between men and women in education, economy and social aspect in Haitian society where women are still more disadvantaged. Men also insist women to be submissive by men’s rule that applied in Haitian society and make women feeling oppressed. These circumstances make men living in superior and women living in inferior. Living in inferior condition becomes conflict for them and the result they resist toward their inferiority. Key words: patriarchal culture, inferiority, oppression, resistance.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Budaya > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Erlya Wahyuni
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2024 04:15
Last Modified: 28 May 2024 02:05
URI: http://repo.bunghatta.ac.id/id/eprint/18180

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