The The Social Action of Edward Kenway in Oliver Bowden's Assassin's Creed Black Flag

  • Muhammad Alvin Firmansyah Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang

Abstract

We can see that people's action is based on what motives them that is rational or even irrational. One of the examples of the rational action in real life is when a person decides to become a migrant worker in overseas to improve the economy of their family while the irrational when one destroys stuff due to anger. That kind of action is called as social action. In literature, social action is depicted in one character's behavior whether it is related or not related to the goal of the story. The purpose of this study is to find out the depiction of social action forms of the main character and how he achieves his goal based on his social action in Assassin’s Creed Black Flag novel, whose name is Edward Kenway. This research uses one of the theories in sociology of literaturre sociology of literature from Max Weber which is social action. The methodology used is literary criticism method. Then, the data is collected by read and note the relevant data with the theory and research problems. After doing analysis, the result of this research are: (1) The form of social actions in Edward Kenway are instrumental action which has ten instrumental rational actions, four value rational actions, eight affectual action, and two traditional actions

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Published
2022-10-31