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THE SYMBOLS OF GENDER-STEREOTYPE IN HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S THE LITTLE MERMAID

Saiful, Jepri Ali and Setyorini, Ari (2015) THE SYMBOLS OF GENDER-STEREOTYPE IN HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S THE LITTLE MERMAID. TELL, 3 (1). pp. 70-84. ISSN 2338-8297

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        Abstract

        It is seen that there is an existence of gender-stereotype that unwittingly occurred in children's literature. The gender-stereotype of how man and woman should be and behave considering on his/her proper activities in a real life might be portrayed throughout the symbolizations in which numerous readers do not understand what they are about, whereas those symbols of gender-stereotype are teaching the children the concept of masculinity and femininity. This study thus scrutinizes the symbols of gender-stereotype in Hans Christian Andersen‟s The Little Mermaid. The data analysis is in the form of symbols which have the issues of gender-stereotype taken from the original fairy tale of The Little Mermaid in 1836. The aims of this study are to find out the symbols of gender-stereotype and describe the meaning of each symbol. Utilizing descriptive qualitative method, the results of this study are the symbols which have the gender-stereotype of masculinity are “King” related to non-emotional and intellectuality in authority of a man. “Knife” is found allied to the masculinity trait of a strong man and “Sword” is an analogue of a brave, adventurous and intellectual man. Moreover, the symbols of femininity found are the “Mermaid or Siren” is interwoven to such the embodiment of a flirtatious woman. “Long Hair” is germane to a loyal and submissive woman. The last, “Oyster” is represented as a nurturing woman.

        Item Type: Article
        Subjects: P Language and Literature > PZ Childrens literature
        Divisions: Jurnal > Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
        Depositing User: ARI SETYORINI SETYORINI
        Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 14:25
        Last Modified: 24 Jun 2019 10:03
        URI: http://repository.um-surabaya.ac.id/id/eprint/2936

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