Cynicism toward Pregnancy in Short Story “Pregnant” by Anna Gavalda

Lia Indri Hapsari

Abstract

Pregnancy is one experience which can be experienced exclusively by women only. Even though in some cases pregnant is a miracle and grace for women, but some other women believe it is a curse for them. Anna Gavalda is a France author which chooses pregnant as main topic in her short story, Pregnant. This study discusses how the narrator in the short story expresses its cynicism toward pregnancy. Radical-libertarian feminism is the theory chosen to analyze this short story. The analysis in this study uses feminist lens and approach. This study finds that the omniscient narrator in the short story does not believe pregnancy as a miracle for women. It believes that pregnancy only bring sorrow to women and confine women’s activity.

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Hapsari L. (2017). Cynicism toward Pregnancy in Short Story “Pregnant” by Anna Gavalda.In The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE, ISBN 978-989-758-332-2, pages 464-468. DOI: 10.5220/0007169304640468


in Bibtex Style

@conference{conaplin and icollite17,
author={Lia Indri Hapsari},
title={Cynicism toward Pregnancy in Short Story “Pregnant” by Anna Gavalda},
booktitle={The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,},
year={2017},
pages={464-468},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007169304640468},
isbn={978-989-758-332-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,
TI - Cynicism toward Pregnancy in Short Story “Pregnant” by Anna Gavalda
SN - 978-989-758-332-2
AU - Hapsari L.
PY - 2017
SP - 464
EP - 468
DO - 10.5220/0007169304640468