Proceedings of the 1st Seminar and Workshop on Research Design, for Education, Social Science, Arts, and Humanities, SEWORD FRESSH 2019, April 27 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Allegory of Spiritual Journey to Understand God in Indonesian Novel

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.27-4-2019.2286866,
        author={Lukman  Hanafi and Joesana  Tjahjani},
        title={Allegory of Spiritual Journey to Understand God in Indonesian Novel},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Seminar and Workshop on Research Design, for Education, Social Science, Arts, and Humanities, SEWORD FRESSH 2019, April 27 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={SEWORD FRESSH},
        year={2019},
        month={9},
        keywords={allegory; concept of god; fantastic narrative; spiritual journey},
        doi={10.4108/eai.27-4-2019.2286866}
    }
    
  • Lukman Hanafi
    Joesana Tjahjani
    Year: 2019
    Allegory of Spiritual Journey to Understand God in Indonesian Novel
    SEWORD FRESSH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.27-4-2019.2286866
Lukman Hanafi1,*, Joesana Tjahjani1
  • 1: Faculty of Humanities, University of Indonesia, Depok 16424, Indonesia
*Contact email: 90.lhanz@gmail.com

Abstract

Human life has two aspects, which are material and spiritual life. Both aspects have their own characteristics, because material aspect is tangible, but spiritual aspect is intangible. This article analyzes human’s spiritual journey to understand God from Indonesian novel. The method used in this article is qualitative with narratology approach, specifically looking at the syntagmatic and paradigmatic relation in the text. The analysis explores structures of text, especially on the fantastic narrative and main characters in the story. Findings of the analysis show that fantastic narrative and main characters interpreted as allegory of human’s spiritual journey in understanding God. Based on the context in Indonesia, believeing in God is very important because of the society life is closely related to spiritual or religious aspect. Besides society life, spiritual aspect is very close to personal’s life in finding and strengthening the faith. Consequently, the theme of spiritual journey become essential in the life of society in Indonesia.