AN ANALYSIS ON POWERFUL SISTER HOOD OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS OF TERRY MCMILLAN’S NOVEL‘WAITING TO EXHALE’

WIDYA SARI, RATNA (2006) AN ANALYSIS ON POWERFUL SISTER HOOD OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS OF TERRY MCMILLAN’S NOVEL‘WAITING TO EXHALE’. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

People ever realized a book or poem that they read is a kind of literature. Literature usually is talking about human life; even sometimes the content of literature is presenting something implicitly to the people who read it. The important thing is by reading literature; people get knowledge and pleasure because literature is a kind of art that offers pleasure and illumination. One of literary works that gives a pleasant feeling when people read is a novel. The writer of this study analyzed novel because there are many valuable messages exist on it. This study was analyzing Terry McMillan’s novel ‘Waiting to Exhale’ that concerned on the power of sisterhood, the backgrounds, and the effects of the powerful sisterhood. This study applied descriptive and qualitative methods. The writer used objective approach because she focused the study to understand the story of the novel related to the topic without studying the author’ life. The object of this study was sentences, dialogues and paragraphs related to the powerful sisterhood in ‘Waiting to Exhale’ novel written by Terry McMillan that was published in 1992. The result of this study shows that the power of sisterhood of the main characters’ friendship included some factors, they were; support, help, companion, care, love, and responsibility. The backgrounds of the powerful sisterhood were as African-American woman, the members of BWOTM Organization, did not have a man in mid-thirties. The effects of the powerful sisterhood were their ability to survive in facing their problems and got what they wanted especially about finding the right man in their life.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English
Depositing User: Zainul Afandi
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2012 03:04
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2012 03:04
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/11613

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