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

  • Sudarmoko Sudarmoko Department of Malay-Indonesian Interpretation and Translation Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea 89, Wangsan-ri, Mohyeon-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
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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How to Cite
Sudarmoko, S. (2011). Reading the Death in Literary Works (A Comparison between “Dokter dan Maut” and A Christmas Carol). K@ta, 13(1), 51-63.