RESISTENSI TERHADAP PERAN GENDER MASYARAKAT ERA VICTORIA DALAM NOVEL PRIDE AND PREJUDICE KARYA JANE AUSTEN
The purpose of this research is to analyze the resistence to the role of
gender by Elizabeth in the novel Pride and Prejudice, a work of Jane
Austen, having a general issu on the limitation of woman’s right.
Elizabeth did not have right to choose a husband. She received a
pressure from her mother to have a rich husband no matter she loved
him or not. In analyzing this novel, the author used De Witt’s
opposition theory (1979) used to analyze woman’s resistence. The
theory states that consensus have never been fully achieved in a
community, and those who disagree someday will carry out an
opposition performed overtly and secretly.
From the discussion of this paper, the author concluded that the
opposition performed by Elizabeth opposed the custom applied in the
community, and she insisted that woman also has the right to be free
in selecting the choice of life, spouse, and determining attitude.
Key words : Resistence, Gender Role, De Witt’s opposition theory