Discourse Analysis of the Meaning of Love in the Novel Love Never Gets Old Using Genette's Narrative Theory
This study aimed to analyze the discourse on the meaning of love that arose from the mood in the twelve stories “Love Never Gets Old” by Benny Arnas in 2014. The mood of the story was analyzed based on various points of view of the characters that influenced the discourse in the story. Genette's Narrative Theory regarding mood was the main key to uncovering the most prominent discourse so that the meaning of the text could be carried out in an orderly manner. The mood was useful in the meaning of the text to determine the position of the narrator in each story character. The results of this study indicated that the most prominent meaning after determining the storyteller, the scene, and the form of speech was about the distance between the narrator and the reader of the work, which influenced the discourse on the meaning of love. The most dominant view in this collection of stories was “I", which correlated with the character Samin. Based on the dominant point of view, love has four types, namely love for fellow human beings, love for property and God, and a form of love for oneself. The results of the data analysis revealed that the meaning of love that emerged was Samin's love for himself.
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