Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Languare, Literature, Culture and Education, ISLLCE, 15-16 November 2019, Kendari, Indonesia

Research Article

Dimensions of Main Character in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296195,
        author={Ni Nyoman Kertiasih and Andreas Julison Nainggolan},
        title={Dimensions of Main Character in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Languare, Literature, Culture and Education, ISLLCE, 15-16 November 2019, Kendari, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISLLCE},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={main character physiological sociological},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296195}
    }
    
  • Ni Nyoman Kertiasih
    Andreas Julison Nainggolan
    Year: 2020
    Dimensions of Main Character in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables
    ISLLCE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296195
Ni Nyoman Kertiasih1,*, Andreas Julison Nainggolan1
  • 1: Universitas Warmadewa Denpasar-Bali, Indonesia
*Contact email: kertiasing@gmail.com

Abstract

The aim of the study that can be reached was the kinds of dimensions of the main character. The study focused on analyzing and discussing about the dimensions of the main character of the novel created by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables. The data source of this study was taken from a new simplified edition novel published online in 2015 by E-Pen Book Publisher Company, Inc. on their own site, which the original version was written by a very famous author, Victor Hugo, entitled Les Miserables. Then the data are analyzed based on the theory of character. In analyzing the dimensions of the main character, the researcher applied the theory of LajosEgri. The analysis were done descriptively, which means that the novel were analyzed by giving some comments on it supported by the examples sentences mentioned in the novel. Based on the result of the analysis, it can be concluded that there are three kinds of dimensions found in Hugp’sLes Miserables, they are Physiological Dimension, Psychological Dimension and Sociological Dimension. The physiological part of the dimensions relates to the physics of the character in the story. The psychological dimension relates to the attitude and the behavior of the main character, while, the sociological dimension can be seen through the main character’s social class.