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

Research Article

Social criticism in the short stories anthology “Saksi Mata” by Seno Gumira Ajidarma

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.19-7-2019.2289516,
        author={Muhammad Rizki Asrul and Yasnur  Asri},
        title={Social criticism in the short stories anthology “Saksi Mata” by Seno Gumira Ajidarma},
        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={social criticism short stories saksi mata},
        doi={10.4108/eai.19-7-2019.2289516}
    }
    
  • Muhammad Rizki Asrul
    Yasnur Asri
    Year: 2019
    Social criticism in the short stories anthology “Saksi Mata” by Seno Gumira Ajidarma
    ICLLE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.19-7-2019.2289516
Muhammad Rizki Asrul1,*, Yasnur Asri1
  • 1: Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia
*Contact email: mrasrul1994@gmail.com

Abstract

This study aims to: (1) describe the social problems in the short stories anthology “Saksi Mata” by Seno Gumira Ajidarma, (2) describe the form of criticism by the author in athe short stories anthology “Saksi Mata” by Seno Gumira Ajidarma. This type of research is qualitative research using a descriptive method of content analysis. The results of this research are in the form of social problems contained in the short stories anthology “Saksi Mata” by Seno Gumira Ajidarma, namely: (a) the problem of crime, (b) the problem of population, (c) the problem of war, (d) the problem of bureaucracy. Furthermore, the form of criticism by the author in athe short stories anthology “Saksi Mata” by Seno Gumira Ajidarma, namely: (a) directly, (b) cynical, (c) humor, (d) interpretative, (e) symbolic.