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The Major Character's Pragmatic Reasons of Becoming a Prostitute in Paulo Coelho's Eleven Minutes (2003)

By Hasna Anggi Rozana and , Dr. M. Thoyibi, M.S.


This study investigates the issue about pragmatic reasons of becoming a prostitute depicted in Paulo Coelho’s Eleven Minutes novel. The researcher uses pragmatism theory by William James and John Dewey to analyze the data. This research aims to investigate the indicators of the major character’s pragmatic reasons of becoming a prostitute, to describe the issue depicted in the work, and to investigate the author’s reason in addressing the issue in the work. This study belongs to qualitative research. The data source is separated into two types. The primary data source is Eleven Minutes novel by Paulo Coelho while the secondary data source to complete the data involves literary books, journals, undergraduate thesis, and other material from internet that is related to the work. The result shows there are six indicators of pragmatic reasons in becoming a prostitute including the need for survival, getting sexual enjoyment, taking the existing opportunity, preparing for better future, learning problem and solution, and seeking for new experience. The depiction of the issue is described through the character, setting, event, and author’s style. The author is interested in raising the issue because of the inspiration from Irving Wallace’s book and the real phenomenon of Brazilian society

Topics: PN Literature (General)
Year: 2020
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