The inherent role of literary critics is to provide a bridge between social classes that share the same living space but are separated by a mammoth gap. In Indonesia, fiction in the form of short stories and novels are predominant, and Indonesian critics do not refrain from giving critiques that are direct and blunt, but that amaze in the manner they maintain personal integrity, objectivity and fairness. Pram showed an exceptional affection for the female gender in his works. His literary pieces showcase an array of intricate portrayals of different women in a way that is unrivaled by his literary peers, who often portray men as the main characters in fiction, while marginalizing and stereotyping women as prostitutes, sweethearts or mothers. His works personified the Indonesian upheaval in a female form and as such, his mother inspired many of his works.

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Abstract Feminism firstly developed in France, but recently it has spread all over the world covering all aspects of life. Women feel that they have not had the same rights as men. A branch of feminism which attempts to abridge the relations is androgyny, with a concept of harmony where men and women should work together to reach social welfare. The concept is interesting particularly when applied in literary works written by male writers.

Feminism then is also seen on men perspective. The story is about a girl, whose name is Gadis Pantai, living in Rembang in the beginning of the twentieth century. She is the symbol of ordinary or laymen. She suffered when Bendoro, the symbol of noblemen, took her as his wife. The story is about the struggle between the two symbols. Full Text: PDF. Article Metrics Abstract views : views : Remember me.

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