DEPICTION AND IMPACT OF ISOLATION IN “ROOM” NOVEL (A POST MODERN STUDY)

Yan Ardian Subhan, Tivani Zarah

Abstract


This study elaborates depiction and impact of isolation in Emma Donoghue‘s Room novel. Using a Post-modern perspective, this study attempted to compare the theory on that era with the reality that happens in the novel. Michel Foucault‘s theory of body disciplinary system is applied in this study where isolation occurred in this novel becomes major issues. Descriptive analysis is also used to describe the findings. The results of analysis discovered panopticon, power, torture, punish, discipline that followed by isolation and its impacts through the characters to control and to make the character obedient.
Keywords: Post-modern, character analysis, isolation, Foucault


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