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Vol 10, No 1 (2023)

1. Understanding Life and Death Meaning through the Character of Edna Pontelier in The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Elin Eprilin Fitrian Miela Putri


A character in a story has its own personality traits, therefore, the existence of one is significant to the plot. Some variables, such as genes and environment, impact the development of a character's personality. Though Psychological approach, the researcher examines the personality development of the main character of Edna Pontellier in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. From analyzing the character development, the researcher finds that the character of Edna Pontellier has changed and developed from accepting of the life that she has to becoming rebellious in the search of her independence. Due to this, the point of view of life and death in the story is also changed. Somehow, Edna chooses death as a way to find happiness.


2. The Influence of America through Youth Culture: Representation Analysis on the Subculture of Punk in Indonesia

Yunia Dewi Fatmawati & Ida Rochani Adi


As globally sprung up, punk subculture is an evidence how American influence has been penetrated in many life facets, including through youth culture. Indonesia becomes one of many countries that accept and practice the subculture. The discussion of punk subculture in Indonesia can reveal the relation between both countries, in which America becomes the powerful party while Indonesia is the submissive ones. To find out American influence in the spread of punk subculture in Indonesia, Representation theory by Stuart Hall is applied in the research. The theory is used in observing punk community both of Indonesia and America in Instagram platforms, particularly some posts that containing of punk elements. By using qualitative method, the result of the research uncovers that Indonesia absorbs American punk elements in two ways: By assimilating it without adding other elements outside of punk and by integrating it to Indonesian context. Both ways show the submissiveness of Indonesia in absorbing the foreign subculture. Yet, especially for the latter, it shows how Indonesia still has a power of resistance in accepting punk subculture by still maintaining mother cultural elements in practicing it, and in the end, it adds a new different color in the global punk scene.