Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Language, Literature and Education, ICLLE 2019, 22-23 August, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Research Article

Portrait of Women as Victims of Male Violence In Kompas Selected Short Stories during the Reformation Era

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.19-7-2019.2289501,
        author={By Harris Effendi Thahar and Nursaid  Nursaid and Mohammad Isa Gautama},
        title={Portrait of Women as Victims of Male Violence In Kompas Selected Short Stories during the Reformation Era},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Language, Literature and Education, ICLLE 2019, 22-23 August, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICLLE},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={violence women kompas short stories feminist literature},
        doi={10.4108/eai.19-7-2019.2289501}
    }
    
  • By Harris Effendi Thahar
    Nursaid Nursaid
    Mohammad Isa Gautama
    Year: 2019
    Portrait of Women as Victims of Male Violence In Kompas Selected Short Stories during the Reformation Era
    ICLLE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.19-7-2019.2289501
By Harris Effendi Thahar1,*, Nursaid Nursaid1, Mohammad Isa Gautama1
  • 1: Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia
*Contact email: harrispadang@fbs.unp.ac.id

Abstract

This study aimed to reveal the form of violence against women by men in Kompas selected short stories published in reformation era, particularly related to patriarchal culture. This study applied qualitative methods and feminist literary approaches. The short stories analyzed were ‘Liang’ by Indra Tranggono (2004), ‘Dua Wanita Cantik’ by Jujur Prananto (2004), ‘Ripin’ by Ugoran Prasad (2005), ‘Suatu hari, Ada Ibu and Radian’ (2009), and ‘Sonya Rury’ by Indra Tranggono (2010). The research findings proved that female characters are victims of violence by men both as husbands and lovers. Forms of violence consist of direct violence and indirect violence. The violence occurs mainly caused by the presence of patriarchal issues and economic factors. The violence affects the destruction of future life as happens to Ripin whose the life was miserable, Wasti who raised four children without knowing who the father of each child wss, Radian’s mother character who managed to escape along with Radian for killing Radian's father, Sonya who ended his life, and Meta who was going to experience her mother’s fate, becoming a widow without getting married.