Female Characters in Short Stories Written by Female Prisoners
Daroe Iswatiningsih, Yusri fajar, Fida Pengesti
Available Online 20 October 2020.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.037How to use a DOI?
- female characters, women life themes, short story themes, short story
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Daroe Iswatiningsih AU - Yusri fajar AU - Fida Pengesti PY - 2020 DA - 2020/10/20 TI - Female Characters in Short Stories Written by Female Prisoners BT - International Conference on Community Development (ICCD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 160 EP - 164 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.037 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.037 ID - Iswatiningsih2020 ER -