Budi Darma€™s €œCharles Lebourne€ AS Representation Of Man€™s Darkside And Weakness Of The Innerside: A Structural Analysis

Alviani Permata
Journal article Humaniora • 2013

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Abstract

This research is to analyze a short story of Budi Darma€™s short story anthology The People of Bloomington (1980). €œCharles Lebourne€ was chosen because storythemes1 in the text can be clearly analyzed by a structural perspective. A Structural analysis on a literary work thoroughly explains and exposes the linkages of elements and aspects of the work to form a whole meaning. By analyzing six Episodes in the story, this structural approach produces two structures. Structure I as the €œStructure of Encounter€ between the characters shows the process of how the two finally live together before separated for a long time. While Structure II as the €œStructure of Inner-Conflict€ reflects the innerconflict of man in opposing pain, misery, the weakness, and the dark sides as a human being by comparing how the characters treat each other showed in the episodes. Finally, €œCharles Lebourne€ is seen as a model of an anxious man pursuing his identity and interacting with others.

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