Daring as A Natural Value in "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and "A Light in the Attic" by Shel Silverstein
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- antropocentrism; logical; illogical.
Children literature arrived to the trend where humans exist as an actor who is superior among others. Shel Silversteins’ Collected Poems in A Light in the Attic (1981) and Where the Sidewalk Ends (1974) are two representations of different perspective of children literature that consist of provocative meanings; more influential comparing to traditional one. The research will focus on how the interpretion of children’s texts representing human’s perspectives and how these perspectives reveal ideological symbols in story books. Answering these phenomena, descriptive qualitative research was done to 262 titles of poems by categorizing, collecting information, and documenting. Part of environmental values, the concept of antropocentrism is being used to get clear description and understanding to the problems. The themes of daring, fantasy, death, and creation are humans' perspectives which are employed to interpret the text of children literature. Two qualities of maanhood as the representation of ideological symbols are logical and illogical facts, since daring and fantasy are logical facts, while death and creation are part of illogical facts
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TY - CONF AU - Diana Budi Darma AU - Mamik Tri Wedawati PY - 2018/07 DA - 2018/07 TI - Daring as A Natural Value in "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and "A Light in the Attic" by Shel Silverstein BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Social Sciences, Humanities and Education Conference: Establishing Identities through Language, Culture, and Education (SOSHEC 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 66 EP - 70 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/soshec-18.2018.14 DO - 10.2991/soshec-18.2018.14 ID - BudiDarma2018/07 ER -