THE REPRESENTATION OF GWANGJU UPRISING IN HUMAN ACTS NOVEL

Aris Masruri Harahap, Sri Utami

Abstract


This study aims to describe how Gwangju Uprising that happened in Gwangju, South Korea, in 1980 was represented in Human Acts (2016) novel. In the bloody event, a rebellion took place involving army and civilians. To understand how the Uprising is represented in the novel, the writers use representation theory by Stuart Hall. This research uses a qualitative descriptive method to analyze data based on some events in the novel. The result of the analysis shows that Human Acts represents what happened in the Uprising in accordance with major historical narrations. The novel also represents how civilians with power were able to create a disorder situation.

ABSTRAK

 Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menggambarkan bagaimana Pemberontakan Gwangju atau Gwangju Uprising yang terjadi di Gwangju, Korea Selatan, pada tahun 1980 direpresentasikan dalam novel Human Acts (2016). Dalam peristiwa berdarah itu, sebuah pemberontakan terjadi yang melibatkan tentara dan warga sipil. Untuk memahami bagaimana Uprising direpresentasikan dalam novel, penulis menggunakan teori representasi oleh Stuart Hall. Penelitian ini menggunakan metode kualitatif deskriptif untuk menganalisis data berdasarkan beberapa peristiwa dalam novel. Hasil analisis menunjukkan bahwa Human Acts merepresentasikan apa yang terjadi dalam Gwangju Uprising sesuai dengan narasi sejarah utama. Novel ini juga merepresentasikan bagaimana warga sipil mampu menciptakan situasi kekacauan.

Kata kunci: Gwangju Uprising, Human Acts, representasi, pemberontakan


Keywords


Gwangju Uprising; Human Acts; representation; rebellion

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