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Political Criticism in Orwell’s Animal Farm (An Analysis of Intrinsic Elements) Rima Rachmawati Reg. Number 117010045

By Rima Rachmawati and H. Wawan Setiawan and Erik Rusmana

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The research about political novel is rare, because this novel genre usually related to political issues and government system. This genre is quite senstive, it might be contains some implicit messages about criticism from the author. George Orwell is known as a famous writer who criticized and satirized political issues through his literary works. Animal Farm (1945) is one of George Orwell’s novel which contains his criticism towards Russian Revolution. The writer chooses to analyze four kinds of intrinsic elements; character, setting, plot, and theme. The goal of this research is to find out how political issues are reflected in the intrinsic elements. The writer uses qualitative and descriptive method in analyzing the data because she need the deep description. The writer also applied the close reading method to find out the evidence text. Characters, setting, plot, and theme have a good relationship in this novel, each of them have their own rule to make this novel become more interesting. The result of this study showed that political issues can be understood by reading and analyzing the intrinsic elements of this novel. This novel has a good tension element in the characters and plot, so that the story was unpredictable and makes the reader have to think more deeply. The characters also described in clearly description so the ‘the most influential character’ actually can make the writer more easily to find out political issues aspect. Beside character, setting, plot and theme also showed its role and showed the reader that Animal Farm contains implicit messages from George Orwell as an author. Keywords: Novel, intrinsic elements, political issu

Topics: S1-Skripsi
Year: 2016
OAI identifier: oai:repository.unpas.ac.id:13718
Provided by: Universitas Pasundan
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