Hyperreal Identity in William Gibson’s Neuromancer
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- hyperreality, identity, hyperreal identity, technology
This study focuses on the case of hyperreal identity issue about what is real and not according to the character’s identity that appeared and depicted in the main character, Case, perceive reality and thus he become confused in distinguish between realities and also beliefs of his own identity which affect by technology. The data source of this study was the novel by William Ford Gibson entitled Neuromancer . The main data is taken from data resources which implies the hyperreal identity and it’s impact to the main character, Case. The main data were analysed together with supporting data taken from books, literary criticism, articles and related articles. The study uses hyperreality theory formulated by French sociologist, Jean Baudrillard, to find out the identity problems in the play that related to the hyperreal identity. This study proposes two statement of the problems : (1) How is hyperreal identity of Case being depicted in Neuromancer by Wiliam Gibson?(2) How does the finding identity process of the main character, Case, develop his hyperreal identity? The results of this study indicate that Case’s identity is a form of hyperreal identity. The character presented in this novel use technology as drugs that create new boundaries without limitation and exploit the potential of this development to free himself from constradition in his identity and comeback as a great hacker.
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TY - CONF AU - Dea Anugrah Santoso AU - Mamik Tri Wedawati PY - 2019/12 DA - 2019/12 TI - Hyperreal Identity in William Gibson’s Neuromancer BT - Proceedings of the Social Sciences, Humanities and Education Conference (SoSHEC 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 272 EP - 277 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/soshec-19.2019.15 DO - 10.2991/soshec-19.2019.15 ID - AnugrahSantoso2019/12 ER -