Love Versus Lust the Deconstructive Analysis Toward Ernest Hemingway’s Novel a Farewell to Arms

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LOVE VERSUS LUST
THE DECONSTRUCTIVE ANALYSIS TOWARD ERNEST HEMINGWAY’S NOVEL
A FAREWELL TO ARMS

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Mata Kuliah Kajian Sastra Inggris Mutakhir
Magister Ilmu Susastra
Universitas Diponegoro

Nama : Tri Arie Bowo
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MAGISTER ILMU SUSASTRA
UNIVERSITAS DIPONEGORO
SEMARANG
2013

LOVE VERSUS LUST
THE DECONSTRUCTIVE ANALYSIS TOWARD
ERNEST HEMISNGWAY’S NOVEL
A FAREWELL TO ARMS

Tri Arie Bowo
Magister Ilmu Susastra Universitas Diponegoro

Abstract
Literature is an autonomous artwork. It can be interpreted from its own part. The relation of parts of a literature work creates meaning. The meaning obtained from relation of parts in literary work is unreliable. A
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Johson (1980:5) stated that deconstructive analysis is “the carefull teasing out of warring forces of signification within the text itself.” that statement reveals that there are always warring forces in a text. That warring forces is unable to unify in a single signification. Due to that reason, the purpose of deconstructive analysis is to tease a certain interpretation. Based on Johnson and Culler statement, deconstructive analysis is a method of critical analytical which aimed to tease and undermine a certain interpretation of a text. Wardoyo (2004:351) summarizes that view into three simple steps as follows: Step 1: Locate an oppositionStep 2: Determine which member is privilegeStep 3: Reverse and undermine the hierarchy |

Figure 1.1 Steps in Deconstructive Analysis

Figure 1.1 clearly defines the steps to deconstruct a text. It began by defining the opposition which inhabited within the text. The second step is finding the superior and inferior side within the opposition. The final step is to reverse the opposition; the inferior side became the superior and vice versa. Wardoyo steps in deconstructive analysis are highly suitable to analyze A Farewell to Arms.

3. Analysis
Love is hard to understand. That situation is suitable to express Henry’s feeling when he met Catherine for the first time. Henry thought that Catherine was very beautiful. That impression is expressed in the quotation as follows:

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