Proceedings of the 4th BASA: International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature and Local Culture Studies, BASA, November 4th 2020, Solok, Indonesia

Research Article

Sin: Female Subjectivity in Novel Wattpad Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314149,
        author={Roma Kyo Kae Saniro},
        title={Sin: Female Subjectivity in Novel Wattpad Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th BASA: International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature and Local Culture Studies, BASA, November 4th 2020, Solok, Indonesia},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BASA},
        year={2021},
        month={12},
        keywords={feminism sin simon de beauvoir subjectivity wattpad},
        doi={10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314149}
    }
    
  • Roma Kyo Kae Saniro
    Year: 2021
    Sin: Female Subjectivity in Novel Wattpad Indonesia
    BASA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314149
Roma Kyo Kae Saniro1,*
  • 1: Postgraduate Program in Literature Studies, University of Indonesia, Jalan Margonda Raya, Pondok Cina, Kecamatan Beiji, Kota Depok, West Java, Indonesia
*Contact email: romakyok@gmail.com

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to reveal the subjectivity of the female protagonist in the novel Wattpad Indonesia, entitled Sin. Sin is a novel that was first published on March 24, 2016 with 57 story parts by an account called @faradisme. This novel has been read 26.6 million times and voted 1.4 million times (data per November 1, 2020). In 2019, this novel has also been filmed with the same title on October 10, 2019 by Herwin Novianto. This study used a qualitative research method with a structural approach and deepened through Simon de Beauvouir's concept of existential feminism. The results of this study reveal that the novel narrative tries to negate the various views about women who are always second sex in patriarchal societies. The female character is able to show her subjectivity through the choices she makes.