The Extrinsic Elements of Harper Lee’s to Kill a Mockingbird

Djuana, I Nyoman and Kusuma Jaya, I Gede Angga (2021) The Extrinsic Elements of Harper Lee’s to Kill a Mockingbird. In: ISSHE 2020, 25 November 2020, Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Abstract

This study aims to find out the extrinsic elements and its influences found in the novel story To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This study used the method of library research, which is the data is described qualitatively. Furthermore, the theory used is Wellek & Warren’s theory The Theory of Literature (1956). Based on the analysis, it was found that there are four extrinsic elements in the story, there are (1) Biography of the author which indirectly influenced the story. It can be seen in the similarity of Atticus Finch and Amasa Coleman first career experience, Dill Harris has similarity family problem with Truman Capote, and they both have the same intelligence. (2) Social elements can be divided into two aspects: Personality the author viewed from her environment, and culture aspect, and the culture aspect is the fact that the culture around the author also inspires the author to incorporate it into the story. (3) Psychological of the author is the fact that psychic conditions such as the habits or behaviour of the author also influence the author to include one of the characters in the story. (4) Historical aspect is the fact that the history of American racism inspired the author and incorporated it into the story, thus making the story interesting. It can be said that racism is one of the important factors in this story.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: literature; extrinsic elements; novel
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 06 May 2021 09:43
Last Modified: 06 May 2021 09:43
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/2990

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