The Arjuna Myth within Two Indonesian Novels and One Sundanese Novel: A Comparative Literature Analysis

Sumiyadi Sumiyadi

Abstract

This article is intended to find out the reception of the novel writer towards the wayang (Javanese puppet) myth and the Mahabharata epic, particularly Arjuna. The novels analysed were Arjuna Mencari Cinta, Arjuna Mencari Mati, and Mapag Perang Barata. The analysis was done by applying a comparative literature approach and literary reception theory, while the method employed was comparative analytical descriptive. The findings showed that the wayang myth in the story of Arjuna Mencari Cinta was utilized by its writer to make readers have a glint towards the wayang characters, specifically Arjuna. Seeing the tittle, the novel Arjuna Mencari Mati parodied Arjuna Mencari Cinta, but the content was the deconstruction of wayang epic itself. While the Sundanese novel Mapag Perang Barata described the comeback of wayang basic aims as ideal shadows of human life.

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Sumiyadi S. (2017). The Arjuna Myth within Two Indonesian Novels and One Sundanese Novel: A Comparative Literature Analysis.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 802-807. DOI: 10.5220/0007175408020807


in Bibtex Style

@conference{conaplin and icollite17,
author={Sumiyadi Sumiyadi},
title={The Arjuna Myth within Two Indonesian Novels and One Sundanese Novel: A Comparative Literature Analysis},
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={802-807},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007175408020807},
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 - The Arjuna Myth within Two Indonesian Novels and One Sundanese Novel: A Comparative Literature Analysis
SN - 978-989-758-332-2
AU - Sumiyadi S.
PY - 2017
SP - 802
EP - 807
DO - 10.5220/0007175408020807