TRADITION AND BELIEF: THE REFLECTION OF JAVANISM IN OKKY MADASARI’S ENTROK

Juli R. Hasibuan, Widya Andayani, Fauziah K. Lubis

Abstract


Javanism is the belief among the Javanese which came long before Islam entered Indonesia. Javanism is the belief of the Javanese people which is not the religion stated by the government. Javanism still believes in the spirits of the ancestors or animism and dynamism. When Islam came to Indonesia, especially Java, this belief was gradually left by the people. In fact, it still can be found some people believe in Javanism. One of them is Sumarni, the main character in Okky Madasari’s Entrok. Okky is one of the woman writers in Indonesia. She has won Khatulistiwa Literary Award, a prestigious award for writers in Indonesia.Entrok reveals the story about Sumarni’s struggle in life. Sumarni is an obedient follower of Javanism among the Islamic surrounding. So, this study analyses how Javanism applies in her life, whether it is a tradition or a belief. This study used a qualitative method with descriptive and hermeneutics approach. Sociological literary concept is used to see the reflection of the community in literary works. The result shows that Sumarni still convinces Javanism as her belief. Despite of great influence of Islam around her, Sumarni is still faithful in Javanism.

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