Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia

Research Article

The Resistance Towards Male’s “Boast” In Pemburu Dan Srigala Short Story by A.A. Navis: A Feminist Study

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316379,
        author={Sulastri  Sulastri and Zurmailis  Zurmailis},
        title={The Resistance Towards Male’s “Boast” In Pemburu Dan Srigala Short Story by A.A. Navis: A Feminist Study},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICGCS},
        year={2022},
        month={4},
        keywords={existentialist feminism male’s boast resistance social construction},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316379}
    }
    
  • Sulastri Sulastri
    Zurmailis Zurmailis
    Year: 2022
    The Resistance Towards Male’s “Boast” In Pemburu Dan Srigala Short Story by A.A. Navis: A Feminist Study
    ICGCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316379
Sulastri Sulastri1,*, Zurmailis Zurmailis1
  • 1: Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia
*Contact email: sulastri.sasindo@gmail.com

Abstract

Literary works have significant issues like the literary ideology in fighting for gender, how ideographic references are presented, what is used as justification, what is considered disturbing, and what is 'claimed' from something that is considered 'sacred' in culture. This article is aimed at examining those issues in Pemburu dan Srigala (Hunter and Wolf), a short story written by A.A. Navis. Navis’ short story can be seen as a form of evaluation or reinterpretation of something that has been considered final in a society. He builds those ideas through his characters’ denial and questions. By using Simone Beauvoir's view of existentialist feminism, the short story "Pemburu dan Srigala” by A.A. Navis can be peeled off, and the character’s cultural identity can be dismantled. In this sense, the character's behavior is a complex network of interpretations of meaning when questioning one's identity. In other terms, the 'social construction' of ideas circulating in society as a product of culture and history, and the myths that develop in that society are questioned. Social construction is closely related to the values and order of society, so the relationship cannot be separated. Pemburu dan Srigala shows that irony, idioms, symbols, myths, and expressions are usually followed obediently by the community. However, this short story shows how those social constructions are questioned as seen in the resistance towards male’s boast.