Jemubhai's hybrid way of life in Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss

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Khana, Khana (2018) Jemubhai's hybrid way of life in Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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Kiran Desai’s novel The Inheritance of Loss mainly describes cultural issues. The issue is represented in Jemubhai’s hybrid way of life. Therefore, this thesis aims to describe Jemubhai’s hybrid way of life that is depicted in the novel The Inheritance of Loss. Moreover, it also discusses the effect of Jemubhai’s hybrid way of life towards Jemubhai and the other characters. Furthermore, it also examines the reaction of colonizer and colonized society towards Jemubhai’s hybrid way of life. This study is a qualitative study. Furthermore, this study uses Post- Colonial theory to reveal those issues. Specifically, this study uses Homi K Bhabha’s theory such as; hybridity, mimicry and ambivalence.
The findings in this research are Jemubhai’s hybrid way of life happens in some process; Jemubhai lives as Indian before he goes to study abroad to England, then the process of Jemubhai’s way of life hybridity happens when Jemubhai mimes British way of life. Then, Jemubhai’s way of life after hybridity happens after he has done his study and returns to India. Furthermore, Jemubhai’s hybrid way of life makes him denies his existence and identity. It also gives negative effects towards his interaction with the other characters. Moreover, the colonizer’s society (British) cannot accept Jemubhai’s hybrid way of life. It makes Jemubhai isolated himself from British society. In the other hand, the colonized society (Indian) can accept him. However, Jemubhai alienates himself from Indian society.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Khana, Khanakhanviruz02@gmail.comUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Kebudayaan
Kesusastraan > Kesusastraan Inggris
Keywords: Hybrid; Way of life
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Khana Khana
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2018 08:21
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2018 08:21

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