Proceedings of the 2nd International Seminar on Translation Studies, Applied Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies, STRUKTURAL 2020, 30 December 2020, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Hanaoka Seishu no Tsuma (1966): Convention, Form, Color and the Writer

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-12-2020.2311249,
        author={Nina Alia Ariefa},
        title={Hanaoka Seishu no Tsuma (1966): Convention, Form, Color and the Writer},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Seminar on Translation Studies, Applied Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies, STRUKTURAL 2020, 30 December 2020, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={STRUKTURAL},
        year={2021},
        month={9},
        keywords={historical novels form realistic ideological themes education the writing of historical novel},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-12-2020.2311249}
    }
    
  • Nina Alia Ariefa
    Year: 2021
    Hanaoka Seishu no Tsuma (1966): Convention, Form, Color and the Writer
    STRUKTURAL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-12-2020.2311249
Nina Alia Ariefa1,*
  • 1: Universitas Indonesia
*Contact email: nina_alia@yahoo.com

Abstract

The historical novel Hanaoka Seishu no Tsuma by Ariyoshi Sawako selected as the object of this study shows the use of historical person, Hanaoka Seishu, a surgeon and inventor of anesthesia in Japan as secondary character, and the doctor’s wife as the main character. This novel shows simple form and tends to be realistic in its narration. It shows ideological colors around the oppression of the Edo era women, while emphasizing psychological problems regarding the inner upheaval of the main female characters, with a simple plot. This novel flows progressively in a speedy rhythm, narrating the life journey of Kae as Hanaoka Seishu's wife. The most compositions are small and personal events interspersed with many descriptions. The writer, Ariyoshi Sawako, Japanese female writer who has received good education, has a great interest in social issues, thus affecting the ideological color of her works.