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Reading the Death in Literary Works (A Comparison between “Dokter dan Maut” and A Christmas Carol)

Author(s): Sudarmoko .

Journal: K@ta : a Biannual Publication on the Study of Language and Literature
ISSN 1411-2639

Volume: 13;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 51;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: comparative literature | Indonesia and British | the death | prose

This paper compares two literary works written by an Indonesian and a British author. There are some different points of views regarding the phenomenon of death in these literary works. In contrary, there are also similarities between the two texts. Social, cultural and religious backgrounds influence the way of looking at and discussing the theme and the different way of solving a problem as well. This comparison of literary works provides an example of how an Indonesian and British person deal with the same theme in their literary works and make differences in terms of exploring the theme in their works.
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