Hedonism in Confessions of A Shopaholic Novel by Sophie Kinsella

Resty Wahyuni, Rendi Nurindahsari


This research deals with the hedonism in Confessions of A Shopaholic novel by Sophie Kinsella. The objectives are to find out the hedonism, the kinds of hedonism from the main character of the novel. The study was conducted by applying qualitative research. Data that uses this study are primary data: the data were reached from the Confessions of A Shopaholic novel. Then, secondary data were reached from literature review, and other sources information that related to object of this research. The technique for collecting the data was documentary technique. After analyzing the novel, it was found four of kinds Hedonism, they are: (1). Aesthetic Hedonism 31 cases, (2) Ethical Hedonism 1 cases, (3) Piety Hedonism 1 cases, (4) Egoistic Hedonism 17 cases. The main character is the character plays the most role important in a story. The criterion of hedonism in the main character is everything including physical, wealth, consumption, or anything that can be judge by money. in other words: Happy is the same with pleasure.

Based on the result above, readers that can develop and increase knowledge about all the aspect of hedonism and the kinds of hedonism in the novel.


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