A Portrait of Male's Struggle Quality in William Somerset Maugham's Liza Of Lambeth

Authors

  • Fajar Aulia Wigayanti Jena Mandiri Sidoarjo
  • Miftachudin Miftachudin Politeknik Perkapalan Negeri Surabaya

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15642/NOBEL.2016.7.1.15-24

Keywords:

existentialism; quality; struggle.

Abstract

This article attempts to analyze William Somerset Maugham's novel entitled Liza of Lambeth. This novel tells about Liza who is loved by two men, Jim and Tom, who want Liza as their lover, so they make some efforts to get her. This article focuses on analyzing the male characters' struggle to attract Liza. The aims of this article are to describe the main characters’personality and to reveal the quality of the male characters' struggle in the novel. Dealing with the focus of the study, this study uses the theory of character as the basic concept to lead the further analysis using existentialism theory to depict the male characters' struggle, and it is supported by the theory of interpersonal attraction. For the last, the main point of this study will be directed to the theory of deconstruction which reveals that everyone who works hard is not guaranteed to be a success. Furthermore, this paper also tries to reflect some points with Islamic values.

References

Abidin, Z. (2006). Filsafat manusia. Bandung: Rosda.

Al-Abani, N. (2009). Mukhtashar shahih muslim. Retrieved from http://kampungsunnah.org/#

Baron, R. A. and Byrne, D. (2004). Psikologi Sosial. Jakarta: Erlangga.

Carter, D. (2006). Literary Theory. Great Britain: Cox and Wyman Reading.

Friedman, H. S. (2008). Kepribadian: Teori Klasik dan Riset Modern. Jakarta: Erlangga.

Hardiman, F. B. (2007). Filsafat Modern. Jakarta: Gramedia Pustaka Umum.

Howard, A. (2005). Konseling dan Psikoterapi Cara Filsafat. Jakarta: Teraju.

Kennedy, X.J. and Gioia, D. (2007). Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing. Tenth Edition. New York: Pearson Longman.

Maugham, W.S. (1897). Liza of Lambeth. Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin.

Norris, C. (2003). Membongkar Teori Dekonstruksi Jacques Derrida. Yogyakarta: Ar-Ruzz.

Nurgiyantoro, B. (2010). Teori Pengkajian Fiksi. Yogyakarta: UGM Press.

Santoso, L. (2013). Epistemologi Kiri. Yogyakarta: Ar-Ruzz Media.

Spock, B. (1965). Problems of Parents. New York: Fawcett World Library.

Stevenson, L. (1967). The History of the English Novel. New York: Barnes and Noble.

Suhartono, S. (2005). Sejarah Pemikiran Filsafat Modern. Yogyakarta: Ar- Ruzz

Downloads

Published

2016-04-25

How to Cite

Wigayanti, F. A., & Miftachudin, M. (2016). A Portrait of Male’s Struggle Quality in William Somerset Maugham’s Liza Of Lambeth. NOBEL: Journal of Literature and Language Teaching, 7(1), 15-24. https://doi.org/10.15642/NOBEL.2016.7.1.15-24

Issue

Section

Articles
| Abstract views: 0 ,

Most read articles by the same author(s)

Obs.: This plugin requires at least one statistics/report plugin to be enabled. If your statistics plugins provide more than one metric then please also select a main metric on the admin's site settings page and/or on the journal manager's settings pages.