Similarities and Disparities of Ghosts in Eastern and Western Literature Based the Novels Liaozhai Zhiyi, Dracula, dan a Christamas Carol

Authors

  • Cendrawaty Tjong Chinese Department, Faculty of Languange and Culture, Binus University Jl. Kemanggisan Ilir III No.45, Kemanggisan/Palmerah, Jakarta Barat 11480
  • Raina Ophelia Sunggiardi Chinese Department, Faculty of Languange and Culture, Binus University Jl. Kemanggisan Ilir III No.45, Kemanggisan/Palmerah, Jakarta Barat 11480
  • Vania Vania Chinese Department, Faculty of Languange and Culture, Binus University Jl. Kemanggisan Ilir III No.45, Kemanggisan/Palmerah, Jakarta Barat 11480

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21512/lc.v4i2.363

Keywords:

literature, similarities and differences, Liaozhai Zhiyi, Dracula, a christmas caol, ghost

Abstract

Ghosts is one of life unexplained phenomena also interesting theme for entertainment and literature materials. Every nation have their own ghost literature that reflects the nation’s view on ghost itself. This article compares China’s Liaozhai Zhiyi, Western’s Dracula and A Christmas Carol as representations of both culture. The writer through desktop study method found that culture influenced and shaped ghost image in the mind of novel writer. This leads to different image of ghost in the two cultures. The results is: ghost in two cultures appear mostly in the night time, have different types and classifications, different physical images, different way of thinking and how to handle ghosts.

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Published

2010-11-30