DIALOG CANGIK dan LIMBUK: Dalam kajian feminisme

Asmarani , Ratna (2004) DIALOG CANGIK dan LIMBUK: Dalam kajian feminisme. KAJIAN SASTRA (3). pp. 192-201.

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Cangik and Limbuk are additional figures in a leather puppet show and their dialogues do not belong to ‘Pakem’ (the core story). The dialogues and the figures of Cangik and Limbuk are presented to entertain and to evoke laugh from the audience. The scene of Cangik and Limbuk, because it interests a big number of audience, is often used to convey message from the government or sponsors. Considering that the creator of Cangik and Limbuk are a group of ‘dalangs’ (the persons who make the leather puppets alive) and ‘dalangs’ functions as the conveyor of the norms/values of the society in which they live which are Javanese and patriarchal at the same time, the paper attempts to analyze Cangik and Limbuk using the perspekstive of feminism. The result shows that the dialogues and the figures of Cangik and Limbuk are used as a media to convey what the society wants its women to behave. By positioning the women as intended by the Javanese-patriarchal society, the society can control the women; thus order will be maintained and the power of Javanese-patriarchal society will not be questioned and will be accepted as status quo.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
Divisions:Faculty of Humanities > Department of English
ID Code:19382
Deposited On:06 Aug 2010 19:55
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