The Ideas of Feminism as Represented in Two Major Characters in Chris Cleave’s the Other Hand

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THE IDEAS OF FEMINISM AS REPRESENTED IN TWO MAJOR CHARACTERS IN CHRIS CLEAVE’S THE OTHER HAND ALDHAKA SAKTI R/091214145

Chapter I
Introduction
This chapter consists of five parts. The first part is the background of the study. This part tells about writer’s personal reasons in choosing the novel, The Other Hand. The second part is problem formulation. This part presents the formulation of problems to be discussed in the form of question. The third part is objectives of the study. This part states clearly and precisely the objectives of the study. Practically speaking, this part expresses the problem formulation. Next part is benefits of the study. This part identifies the contribution of the conducted study for parties and for the development of knowledge. The last part is definition of terms. A. Background of the study

Woman have important role towards man. “Does not compete for equality with men or chafe at God’s design for male and female, but delights in and understands the importance of her calling to complement man’s role. (1 Timothy 2:11-12, Ephesians 5:22-24)”. This study based on the literary works, especially a novel. Women are never ending subject and object. The reason why I choose Chris Cleave’s The Other Hand is because this novel provides information about ideas of feminism and this study will explore further about feminism and role of woman who became an illegal immigrant and a single parent. “Feminism is the radical notion that women are people” (Rebecca). Diversity Feminist is emphasize differences among women, including race, ethnicity, class, etc. (alternative name—“multicultural feminists”); focus on coalition building among different groups of women; promote international and global programs of reform (Barbara F. McManus). “We are not all white, middle-class, able, heterosexual and in our mid-thirties. The acknowledgment of this reality is challenging. It means that, just as women struggle to get gender equity programs put in...
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