BAHASA KRITIK TOKOH TERHADAP KEKUASAAN DALAM NOVEL LARUNG KARYA AYU UTAMI (The Critic Language of Character towards a Power i n Larung Novel by Ayu Utami)

Erma Lestari


The general role of language is communication. Language has intent and purpose to communicate which expressed through verbal and writing. In understanding meaning implied, it needs critical ability to solve language codes. The use of language in literature plays the important role to describe about a power. The critic language in Larung novel created by Ayu Utami presents a lot of problem to the “Orde Baru” era as a power at the time. The purpose of the study is to know the critic language of character towards the “orde baru” era through some expressions of the novel. It is analyzed through discourse of criticism approach. The method of study uses qualitataive descriptive through qualitative approach. Data is covered by the whole stories which illustrate critic language of character againts the “orde baru” era as power at the time.


critic language, discourse of criticism, a power

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