THE IMPLICATION OF LESBIAN CONTINUUM IN LAOTONG RELATIONSHIP IN LISA SEE'S NOVEL SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN

DEVITA PUSPA DEWI, 121411223029 (2016) THE IMPLICATION OF LESBIAN CONTINUUM IN LAOTONG RELATIONSHIP IN LISA SEE'S NOVEL SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN. Skripsi thesis, Universitas Airlangga.

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Abstract

This study is aimed to examine the relation between patriarchal system and the implication of lesbian continuum in Snow Flower and The Secret Fan novel by Lisa See. The novel tells about Chinese women who suffered from tradition, such as footbinding custom that was arranged by patriarchal system in 19th century. Lily, as the main character of the novel, was a girl who had laotong named Snow Flower. Laotong was a girl-friendship-tradition in China that has a meaning of old same, two lifelong female companions whose birthdays, fortune telling or Eight Characters, feet, shape, and other matters match (Ma n.p.). This study uses qualitative research as the research method in conducting data collection and data analysis. After that, this analysis focuses on the two main characters of the novel, those are Lily and Snow Flower. By using Adrienne Rich’s lesbian continuum theory, it is found that first, patriarchal system affects women to have deep intimacy among them, then, second, lesbian continuum in the laotong relationship is represented as passionate and companionate love, and third, lesbian continuum becomes the implication of revealing the true feeling of Lily and Snow Flower in their marriage aspect. In addition, the writer also discusses about compulsory heterosexuality and woman-double-life to support the analysis of the representation of lesbian continuum, and analyses nushu as a woman’s secret language as a way to reveal their true feeling. Foremost, this study aims to gain more knowledge and new perspective about lesbianism.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Additional Information: KKB KK-2 FS. BE 20/17 Dew t
Uncontrolled Keywords: Double-life, Footbinding, Laotong, Lesbian Continuum, Patriarchal System
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: 12. Fakultas Ilmu Budaya > Sastra Inggris
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DEVITA PUSPA DEWI, 121411223029UNSPECIFIED
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ContributorRina Saraswati, M.Hum.UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: S.Sos. Sukma Kartikasari
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2017 23:37
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2017 23:37
URI: http://repository.unair.ac.id/id/eprint/60031
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