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Proceedings of the International Conference on Community Development (ICCD 2020)

Female Characters in Short Stories Written by Female Prisoners

Authors
Daroe Iswatiningsih, Yusri fajar, Fida Pengesti
Corresponding Author
Daroe Iswatiningsih
Available Online 20 October 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.037How to use a DOI?
Keywords
female characters, women life themes, short story themes, short story
Abstract
It is interesting when women life stories are written by the women who lived behind bars. A compilation of 32 short stories under the title “Titik Nadir Penantian” (The Nadir Point of Waiting) illustrated the twists and turns of women lives from various perspectives. Different themes of women’s life in the stories depict the true experiences and life journey of the writers. There are twelve themes of women lives found; (1) lost love, (2) drug abuse, (3) drug mobster victim, (4) husband betrayal, (5) parent divorce adversity, (6) negative stigma of fatherless child, (7) women patience in facing problems, (8) hope for beautiful love, (9) hopes and dreams of a child, (10) family affection, (11) longing for family, and (12) regrets. All stories are told from the first-person point of view; the writer poses as a person directly involved in the story. With restricted freedom, writing short stories became a medium for these women to express themselves, their experiences and their feeling, thus easing their burden. The inner feeling of women depicted in the short stories contains the feeling of (1) sadness due to tragedies, conflict, serious problems, bitterness of life, frustration, betrayal, dishonesty, and possessiveness, (2) happiness shown from joyfulness, enjoyment, high spirit, sharing, and romance, (3) sincerity illustrated from the attitude of contentment, awareness, wisdom, strength, and religiousness, and (4) responsibility, shown from the attitude of independence, firmness, spirit to improve, resilience, and openness.
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Proceedings
International Conference on Community Development (ICCD 2020)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
20 October 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-253-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.037How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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