Absurditas dalam Novella Si Benalu Karya Nescio

Saragih, Mike Wijaya (2020) Absurditas dalam Novella Si Benalu Karya Nescio. DIALEKTIKA : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Budaya Fakultas Sastra, 7 (2). pp. 47-58. ISSN 2338 2635

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This paper aims to show the forms of absurdity in Nescio's novella, Si Benalu. The forms of absurdity in the novella are found through an analysis of how the main character Japi sees his surrounding life and other people's judgments of Japi, who is called Si Benalu in the text. To analyze the concept of absurdity, the writer uses the concept of absurdity by Albert Camus. The result shows a journey of awareness of the main character Japi towards the absurdity of life. Japi, with his idealism, chooses to become a "parasite" to show his rebellion against a life that he considers absurd. Besides, some forms of absurdity are also demonstrated through Japi's interactions with his three friends, namely Bavink, Koekebakker, and Hoyer. Japi's idealism makes him seen absurd by his friends. However, his failure to maintain his idealism makes his life ended tragically. Japi finally chooses to commit suicide, meaning that Japi consciously relinquishes power over his autonomous self to this absurd world. Key words: absurd, absurdity, parasite, rebellion

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Ms Mentari Simanjuntak
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2021 05:59
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2021 04:51
URI: http://repository.uki.ac.id/id/eprint/3932

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