Arlianis, Devi (2016) HUMAN-NATURE INTERDEPENDENCE IN SCOTT O’DELL’S ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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This research aims to show the natural problems faced by Karana andinterdependence between human and nature in Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphin. This research applies ecocriticm theories proposed by CheryllGlotfeltyand Greg Garrard. This thesis is a descriptive qualitative study. The subject of this research is the novel from Scott O’Dell entitled Island of the Blue Dolphins. The data which is collected are from the sentences and the paragraphs related to the natural problems faced by Karana—a girl and the main character who lives alone in Island of the Blue Dolphins and the issue about interdependences between nature and human beings. The instruments of this research were the researcher herself as the primary instrument and two tables as the secondary one which is beneficial to aid in constructing the analysis. To obtain the validity or trustworthiness, the researcher used triangulation methods. The findings of the research show that natural problems faced by Karana and the interdependence between nature and human exist. First, the researcher found four kinds of natural problems faced by Karana, namely animal threat, natural disaster, scarcity and bad weather. Second, the researcher found the interdependence between human and nature broken down into two categories: human needs nature and nature needs human. Human needs nature existing in three ways, namely needing food, needing shelter and protection, needing natural materials to make life necessities.Meanwhile, nature needs human depicted in two means, namely needing human to recover from life-threatening conditions and needing human’s awarenes toward nature existence and its preservation.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: natural problems, human-nature interdependence, ecocriticism
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa, Seni dan Budaya (FBSB) > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Admin Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris FBS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 07:12
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 07:18

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