ARTHUR DIMMESDALE’S HYPOCRISY AS A PURITAN CLERGYMAN IN NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE’S THE SCARLET LETTER (A Sociological Approach)

ANITASARI, NURIN (2010) ARTHUR DIMMESDALE’S HYPOCRISY AS A PURITAN CLERGYMAN IN NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE’S THE SCARLET LETTER (A Sociological Approach). Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta.

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    Nurin Anitasari. C0305054. 2010. The Hypocrisy of Arthur Dimmesdale as a Puritan Clergyman in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Thesis. English Department, Faculty of Letter and Fine Arts, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta. Hypocrisy is one of the social issues contained within the literary work. Arthur Dimmesdale, the main character in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne represents the social issues of hypocrisy. The research is focused on Arthur Dimmesdale’s hypocrisy dealing with his social status as a Puritan clergyman and the Puritan society’s reaction to his hypocrisy. The thesis is aimed at finding out the relation between Dimmesdale’s hypocrisy and his social status as well as the relation between his hypocrisy and the society he belongs to. The source of data of the research was a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne entitled The Scarlet Letter. The main data were taken from the source of data that implied Dimmesdale’s hypocrisy and the Puritan societ y’s reaction. The main data were analyzed based on the supporting data which were taken from books, articles, essays, critics, and other related writings. The thesis was a descriptive qualitative library research. The researcher used sociological approach to find out the social implication in the novel dealing with Dimmesdale’s hypocrisy and the Puritan society’s reaction. From the research, it is found that Arthur Dimmesdale is a hypocrite Puritan clergyman. He manifests his hypocrisy in his parochial life. His hypocrisy is caused by the role of his social status as a Puritan clergyman and the Puritan society’s expectation on his figure as a Puritan clergyman. His hypocrisy causes guilt which then affects his life to be miserable and torturing. Before Dimmesdale’s secret was revealed, the Puritan society showed their respect and good manner to him. Surprisingly, after his revelation, instead of giving negative reaction, the Puritan society still keeps respecting him and gives him sympathy since Dimmesdale has made good deeds in running his parochial duty.

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
    Divisions: Fakultas Sastra dan Seni Rupa > Sastra Inggris
    Depositing User: Yudha Adhitya
    Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2013 22:39
    Last Modified: 12 Jul 2013 22:39
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/2811

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