Proceedings of the Third International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature, and Local Culture Studies, BASA, 20-21 September 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Handcuffs of the Beauty Myth in Maupassant’s The Necklace

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-9-2019.2296680,
        author={Sri  Nurhidayah and Apsari Fajar Prihantini},
        title={Handcuffs of the Beauty Myth in Maupassant’s The Necklace},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the Third International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature, and Local Culture Studies, BASA, 20-21 September 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={BASA},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={beauty myth handcuff patriarchy the necklace woman},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-9-2019.2296680}
    }
    
  • Sri Nurhidayah
    Apsari Fajar Prihantini
    Year: 2020
    Handcuffs of the Beauty Myth in Maupassant’s The Necklace
    BASA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-9-2019.2296680
Sri Nurhidayah1,*, Apsari Fajar Prihantini1
  • 1: STKIP Bina Insan Mandiri, Surabaya
*Contact email: nurhidayah@stkipbim.ac.id

Abstract

Women are the easiest target of a capitalist society. They are easily made insecure and uncomfortable with their physical condition. Furthermore, the patriarchal system gives more pressure to them. This situation shackles them yearning to be labeled as a ‘beauty’ woman. Unfortunately, not all women have the ‘beauty’. Mathilde, as a representation of women live in a dramatic irony, shackled by the beauty myth. Thus, this research purposes to disclose the shackles of the beauty myth in Maupassant’s The Necklace. Theoretical framework of this research is Naomi Wolf’s the beauty myth. Mimetic approach is used to analyze and descriptive interpretative is the technique of analysis. The result shows that the myth definitely shackles woman. Thus, ‘beauty’ is the right place to maintain and strengthen the dominance of patriarchal views