Religiosity in Charles Dickens’ Novel a Christmas Carol Through Genetic Structural Method
Robert Juni Tua Sitio1, Yumna Rasyid2, Aceng Rahmat3
1Robert Juni Tua Sitio, Language Education, Universitas Negeri Jakarta.
2Yumna Rasyid, Language Education, Universitas Negeri Jakarta.
3Aceng Rahmat, Language Education, Universitas Negeri Jakarta.
Manuscript received on 01 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 November 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 November 2019 | PP: 2191-2195 | Volume-8 Issue-6S3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10740986S319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F1074.0986S319
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Abstract: This study aims to examine comprehensively the meaning and the existence of religiosity in Charles Dickens’ Novel A Christmas Carol. It is a qualitative research using a structural genetic approach. The data were collected from the text of the novel and analyzed through a content analysis. The results of this study are as follows: (1) Autonomous structures of the novel such plot, character, setting and theme have a coherent as a whole and are interconnected to describe the problem of religiosity in the novel A Christmas Carol which indicate transformation of religiosity such as religious belief, religious practices and religious values to improve the quality of human life. (2) Social structure of English Society in Industrial Revolution indicates its significance in describing social context of English society in the novel of A Christmas Carol. Such as, the problem of population density, low labor salaries, the high cost of daily living in the City of London, and the degradation of religiosity in the British Society. (3) The author’s world view indicates the need of change of man’s religiosity through his or her affection of social and religious experience to recover the meaning and the application of religiosity in human life especially in the aspect of solidarity. religiosity based on structural genetics, the autonomous structure of the novel A Christmas Carol, the social structure of British society during the Industrial Revolution, and the worldview of the author has a unified whole to prove that there is a homologous relationship between social reality, especially religions of British society during the Industrial Revolution.
Keywords: Religiosity, Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Genetic Structural Approach.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences