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THE ROLE OF SYMBOLS IN REFLECTING THE SLAVERY OF AFRICAN FROM 14 TH CENTURY UP TO 19 TH CENTURY IN WILLIAM BLAKE‟S THE LITTLE BLACK BOY

wijayanti, Irna (2011) THE ROLE OF SYMBOLS IN REFLECTING THE SLAVERY OF AFRICAN FROM 14 TH CENTURY UP TO 19 TH CENTURY IN WILLIAM BLAKE‟S THE LITTLE BLACK BOY. Undergraduate thesis, universitas stikubank semarang.

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Abstract

This thesis is about symbols in William Blake‟s The Little Black Boy that reflects the slavery of African from 14 th century up to 19 th century. William Blake wrote The Little Black Boy on 18 th century, when the slave trade still happened. The aim of this thesis is to find out the role of figure of speech and the slavery of African that took place from 14 th century up to 19 th century. The figure of speech is specified to the symbols in William Blake‟s The Little Black Boy reflecting the condition on 14 th century up to 19 th century. This thesis applies two methods: method of the study and method of approach. Library research is conducted in library by reading books and internet. Semiotic approach as the method of approach is applied in which the literary work is treated as structural approach and sociological approach. This discussion is divided into three sections: the symbols in William Blake‟s The Little Black Boy; the slavery of African from 14 th century up to 19 th century; and the role of symbols in reflecting the slavery of African from 14 th century up to 19 th century in William Blake‟s The Little Black Boy. The first section tries to find out the role of symbols in the poem. The second section tries to reflect the slavery of African from 14 th up to 19 th century. And third section tries to analyze the role of symbols to reflect the slavery of African from 14 th century up to 19 th century, as the main point of this thesis. The findings of the analysis are that the symbols which be found in William Blake‟s The Little Black Boy; they are “black” and “black bodies” represents the main figure namely the child of slave. Moreover, several symbols e.g. heat away, sunburnt face, the grove, etc. which represent condition of the black skin people. The slavery was begun in the 14 th century. African was captured to become slave by Portuguese; so that slave trade developed as a lucrative commercial system. The slave trade contributed to the commercial and industrial revolution of the 18 th and 19 th century. The symbol “southern wild” refers to location of slavery that is Africa. The symbol “lamb” symbolized freedom. The movement against slavery slowly was succeed abolished slavery which was end on the19 th century. Indirectly, African got their freedom and starts their new life.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: NIM:01.03.52.0064 SKR.III.05.01.0356
Uncontrolled Keywords: The Little Black Boy,heat away, sunburnt face, the grove
Subjects: ?? Linguistics ??
Faculty / Institution: ?? SkripsiBhs ??
Depositing User: Widodo Prihatin
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2012 05:11
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2012 05:11
URI: http://eprints.unisbank.ac.id/id/eprint/790

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