• Cindy Lidya Simbolon Universitas Kristen Indonesia
  • Mike Wijaya Saragih Universitas Kristen Indonesia



This paper aims to show how the forms of resistance carried out by Lale's character to fight patriarchal domination in the film Mustang (2015) directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, a Turkish-born director who grew up in France. This film tells the story of Lale and her four sisters who live with her grandmother and uncle. Lale and her four sisters experienced patriarchal domination, such as being forced to marry by her grandmother and uncle, not being allowed to leave the house and interacting with her friends, being confined in the house, and only allowed to learn to cook, wash, sew, and do other domestic work. Compared to all her sisters, Lale, as the youngest child, is shown to be brave in showing her resistance to get out of the patriarchal domination that surrounds her. This study uses the theory of characterization, patriarchal domination, and resistance. The results of this study, Lale, who is described as having rounded characterizations such as being brave, having high curiosity, reckless, and caring, perform 3 (three) forms of resistance to patriarchal domination, namely: mental resistance, verbal, and action. The three forms of resistance make the ending of Lale's character's life different from that of her four sisters. In addition, the author also finds that one of the main factors for Lale's character to resist is a deep sense of loss and loneliness


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