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ISSN 2301-5829

Vol. 1 / No. 2 / Published : 2012-08

TOC : 3, and page :14 - 21

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Original Article :

Animal rights in sara gruen’s water for elephants: an ecocriticism study

Author :

  1. Evie Triana*1
  1. Mahasiswa Fakultas Ilmu Budaya

Abstract :

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen which released in 2007 tells about August, person in charge of the circus show; treat the animals’ circus in terrible way. The main concern of this study is to analyze the rights of animals’ circus by using Ecocriticism theory suggested by Cheryll B. Glotfelty. After analyzed the object, the writer found that the rights of animals’ circus were totally unfulfilled, and cause further problems such as humane euthanasia, the abuse of human power, industry of circus and many more. It also found that the ideology constructed to the story is how the human’s life was depends on the existence of animals. All of those findings are supported by the supporting data from Tamara L. Roleff (1999) which more concerned on the animal that Glotfelty mostly discuss about nature.

Keyword :

Abuse, Animal Rights, Circus, Ecocriticism,

References :

  1. AZA Regents, (2001). AZA Standards for Elephant Management and care. Silver Spring, MD : American Zoo and Aquarium Association
  2. Barry, Peter, (2002). Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory. Second Ed.. New York : Manchester University Press
  3. Glotfelty, Cheryll and Harold Fromm (eds.), (0000). The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology. Athens : University of Georgia Press
  4. Maimunah, and Diah Ariani Arimbi., (2009). “Meningkatkan Kesadaran Lingkungan Melalui Kritik Sastra Berperspektif Lingkungan (Ecocriticism).” Program Hibah Penelitian Strategis National Batch II: Modul Pengajaran. Surabaya : -
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