Searching Cultural Identity in Yann Martel's Life of Pi Pencarian Identitas Kultural Di Dalam Novel Life of Pi Karya Yann Martel

Ferina Tri Wulandari • Sutarto Sutarto • Irana Astutiningsih
Journal article Publika Budaya • 2014 Canada • India

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(English, 5 pages)


Life of Pi is a novel written by Yann Martel. This novel tells a story of a young Indian boy named Piscine Patel who lives "in-between". He does not choose whether he is east or west, Canada or India. This research is focused on cultural identity which is not something already exist. It is always on going process. This research is conducted by using qualitative research and descriptive way to interpret and analyze the data that relates with postcolonial issue especially in identity. The main source of the data is the fact and information about postcolonial issue through selected event and characterization in the Life of Pi which related on identity and other sources such as jurnal, thesis, internet, and the book to help collecting the data. The goals of this research are; to interpret the concepts of nation-state since there is no fixed identity and to get understanding that there is no more superior between West and East since Canada as the promising land is rejected.


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