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Title: The Representation Of Veil In The Novel Willow Trees Don’t Weep Through Najwa’s Perspective
Authors: Rizki Dewi Apriliani
Keywords: Representation;Willow Trees Don’t Weep;Veil;Muslim;Women;Ideology
Issue Date: 3-Nov-2017
Publisher: Fakultas Adab & Humaniora
Abstract: The aim of this research is to find the way Veil represented in the novel Willow Trees Don’t Weep through Najwa’s perspective by using Representation Theory of Stuart Hall. The researcher uses descriptive qualitative analysis technique in analyzing veil in the novel Willow Trees Don’t Weep by close reading the theory and novel, then identifying the representation of veil through Najwa’s perspective. The result of the study shows that there are two categories of representation of veil. The first is the representation of veil in the East including Jordan, Pakistan, and Afghanistan through Najwa’s perspective that seen as a form of social control with a much bigger impact in women than men. This study also reveals that from Najwa’s perspective, veil in the East also connected to the concept of modesty for women, and a way to protect them and rules their activities. The use of veil in the East seen as a women’s protection. The second is the representation of veil in the West, especially in Britain. It shows that the veiled women shows their existence by showing their resistence towards discrimination that they faced by not allowing herself to be silenced muslim woman, in this case using veil as a symbol of their liberation. That veiled woman is not an oppressed people by veil that they wear. The writer also reveals the ideology related to the veil in the novel Willow Trees Don’t Weep, that the veil can not be seen through one meaning. It depends on what culture that prevail.
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