2nd Workshop on Language, Literature and Society for Education, Wol2SED 2018, December 21-22 2018, Solo, Indonesia

Research Article

Tolerance as Cultured Generation Forming: Research on Yogyakarta Novel and A Million Prayers for Gus Gur by Damien Dematra

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-12-2018.2282772,
        author={W Hermawan and Suyitno Suyitno and HJ Waluyo and NE Wardhani},
        title={Tolerance as Cultured Generation Forming: Research on Yogyakarta Novel and A Million Prayers for Gus Gur by Damien Dematra},
        proceedings={2nd Workshop on Language, Literature and Society for Education, Wol2SED 2018, December 21-22 2018, Solo, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={WOL2SED},
        year={2019},
        month={3},
        keywords={tolerance;  multicultural; novel},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-12-2018.2282772}
    }
    
  • W Hermawan
    Suyitno Suyitno
    HJ Waluyo
    NE Wardhani
    Year: 2019
    Tolerance as Cultured Generation Forming: Research on Yogyakarta Novel and A Million Prayers for Gus Gur by Damien Dematra
    WOL2SED
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-12-2018.2282772
W Hermawan1,*, Suyitno Suyitno2, HJ Waluyo1, NE Wardhani3
  • 1: Sebelas Maret University
  • 2: Universitas Islam Majapahit
  • 3: Doctoral Student of Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: wawanhermawan@student.uns.ac.id

Abstract

This study discusses tolerance and multiculturalism in the Yogyakarta novel and A Million Prayers for Gus Dur by Damien Dematra. The research objective is to explore diversity through tolerance. This study uses the perspective of literary sociology, tolerance, and multiculturalism. This research is a qualitative research. The results of the study indicate that, the author seeks to make aware of the existence of diversity manifested through tolerance. Both the character's portrayal and the storytelling of the characters directly or indirectly. There is a mission that the writer wants to convey from the novel, which is understanding and practicing multiculturalism. Yogyakarta novel and A Million Prayers for Gus Dur by Damien Dematra are a symbol of diversity. Both (Yogyakarta and A Million Prayers for Gus Dur) illustrate the diversity of cultures, ethnicities, races, tribes, and religions, all of which are a pillar of diversity. Tolerance is reflected in the appreciation of the reality of cultural plurality in society and recognition of human dignity and human rights. Through diversity that is realized through tolerance, it is hoped that it can form a cultured generation