Muhiddin 2014 Rape

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Authors: Salman Muhiddin and Much. Khoiri

Title: Rape and Shame in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace

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Journal: Litera~Kultura

Volume: 2

Issue: 2

Year: 2014


ISSN: none – Find a Library: Open Access Journal

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | South African History | Representations: Literature / J.M. Coetzee; Victims: Shame

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Abstract: »Rape is any unwanted, manipulated or coerced forms of sexual activity. The act of rape has an impact to both the rapists and the rape survivors. The impact is connected to psychological problems, such as anxiety, depression, and other mental disorders as well as problematic moral behaviour. This study focuses on the characters’ experience in raping and being raped, and how it leads to shame in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace. In particular, the purpose of this study is to describe how rape is depicted by the characters and to reveal how the characters’ rape leads to shame in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace. In the analysis, this study does some processes of analysis, they are: (1) classifying the quotations which are in line with the problem of statements, (2) describing the rape that has been experienced by the characters, (3) revealing how rape leads to shame. The result of the analysis shows that there are three kinds of rape which is depicted in the story. The first rape is happened between David and the prostitute named Soraya. The second rape is between David and his student, Melanie. The third one is experienced by David’s daughter, Lucy. After the rape, the rapist and the rape survivors get shame. David is getting disgrace and gets public pressure from the university committees and the students. He then ask for apologize to Melanie’s family. While the rape survivors are getting shame after being raped. They are shame to make a public appearance because they are afraid of being discovered or found out by another person.« (Source: Litera~Kultura)


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Added: May 17, 2014 | Last updated: May 17, 2014