The portrait of industrial revolution in Britain in William Wordsworth’s “The World is too Much with Us”

Bhumi, Rahaden Lingga (2021) The portrait of industrial revolution in Britain in William Wordsworth’s “The World is too Much with Us”. Undergraduate thesis, Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University.

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Abstract

The research aimed to discuss the portrait of industrial revolution and symbol in Britain in William Wordsworth’s The World is too Much with Us. The objectives of the research were to describe how the industrial revolution in Britain portrayed and what the meaning of symbol related to industrial revolution. The themes would be related to industrial revolution as portrayed in the poem. The theories used in this study were setting, industrial revolution, materialism, allusion, and symbol. The technique of data collecting was library research, while the method of the method of this research was descriptive. There were three approaches were used in this study. They were formalistic, historical, and structural approach. The first result of this research showed that industrial revolution in The World is too Much with Us contained four issues, that is, political issues, economical issues, transition from nature to technological changes, and the people of natural world. Political issues explained about population, ambition, power abuse, and campaign. Economical issues explained about the money, labor, and urge. Transition from nature to technological changes explained about the movement of society from ancient to modern era. The people of natural world explained about the people who choose to live in the ancient and be devote their live-in paganism. The second result of this research showed that the symbol related to industrial revolution in The World is too Much with Us contained three symbols, that is, nature, poverty, greed and possession. Symbol of nature explained about the condition of an ecosystem and the society in industrial revolution era. Poverty explained about the poor rural families have been relocated to towns and cities to work in factories. Greed and possession explained about the people are overly concern with worldly matters.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Department: S1 - Bahasa Inggris
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Yustisiana, Rr. Arielia
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Uncontrolled Keywords: industrial revolution, symbol, britain
Subjects: Widya Mandala Catholic University on Madiun Campus > Faculty of Literature
Divisions: Faculty of Literature > PSDKU - English Literature Study Program
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Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2021 02:56
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2021 02:32
URI: http://repository.wima.ac.id/id/eprint/26607

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