AN ANALYSIS OF HUMAN-NATURE RELATIONSHIP IN CHILDREN’S BOOK JULIE BY JEAN CRAIGHEAD GEORGE (AN ECOCRITICAL STUDY)

Apriati, Tatik (2013) AN ANALYSIS OF HUMAN-NATURE RELATIONSHIP IN CHILDREN’S BOOK JULIE BY JEAN CRAIGHEAD GEORGE (AN ECOCRITICAL STUDY). S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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Abstract

The objectives of this research are to identify the human-nature relationship as reflected in George‟s Julie and elaborate how the human-nature relationship is depicted in the novel. Thus, the researcher applies ecocriticism theory, especially Garrad‟s concept of animal and ecosystem theory. To analyze how the humannature relationship is depicted in the novel, the researcher employs Lukens‟ literary elements of children‟s literature. This research is a qualitative research. The content analysis method is used to analyze the data. The main data of this research are words, phrases, sentences related to the issues of human-nature relationship taken from George‟s Julie. The key instrument of this research is the researcher herself. The researcher determined some indicators of the human-nature relationship and literary elements of children‟s literature as explained in the analytical construct. The indicators were made based on the theory to gain the data. The research used peer debriefing method in order to achieve the trustworthiness The findings of this research reveal that both the good and bad humannature relationship are portrayed in George‟s Julie. Each of the human-nature relationship is determined by some indicators. The main indicators showing the good relationship are „understanding the existence of plant and animal as a part of human life‟ and „respecting all kinds of living things on earth‟. The main indicator showing the bad relationship is „having money-oriented principle‟. The researcher also found that human in the story starts having awareness to struggle to keep the balanced nature. This struggle can be seen through three categories: „action, hardship and insistence‟. Stopping the industry is the solution for the bad relationship between human and nature. The human-nature relationship in George‟s Julie is represented by using three literary elements of children‟s literature: character, theme and setting. The traits of characters are revealed by action, speech, others‟ comments and author‟s comments. The theme of the story is delivered explicitly which is stated by some characters or is narrated by the author. The setting of Julie functions as antagonist that makes the story believable to the readers. In conclusion, the researcher finds out that George‟s Julie is beneficial in constructing the children‟s awareness of natural environment that is crucial for today‟s life.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecocriticism,ecosystem, human-nature relationship, literary elements of children‟s literature
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Jurusan Bahasa Inggris > Prodi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Admin Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris FBS
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 03:46
Last Modified: 26 May 2015 03:46
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/19425

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