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Liliek Soelistyo
English Department, Faculty of Letters, Petra Christian University, Surabaya, Indonesia

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TECHNOLOGY VS NATURE: HUMAN ERROR IN DEALING WITH NATURE IN CRICHTONS JURASSIC PARK Soelistyo, Liliek; Prasasti, Sarah
k@ta Vol 2, No 1 (2000): JUNE 2000
Publisher : Institute of Research and Community Outreach - Petra Christian University

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Witnessing the euphoria of the era of biotechnology in the late twentieth century, Crichton exposes the theme of biotechnology in his works. In Jurassic Park, he voices his concern about the impact of the use of biotechnology to preserve nature and its living creatures. He further describes how the purpose of preserving nature and the creatures has turned out to be destructive. This article discusses Crichtons main character, Hammond, who attempts to control nature by genetically recreating the extinct fossil animals. It seems that the attempt ignores his human limitations. Although he is confident that has been equipped with the technology, he forgets to get along with nature. His way of using technology to accomplish his purpose proves not to be in harmony with nature. As a consequence, nature fights back. And he is conquered.
The Complex System in Babel Soelistyo, Liliek; Setiawan, Dwi
k@ta Vol 10, No 2 (2008): DECEMBER 2008
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This article discusses how the plot of Babel reflects the principles of the quantum-physic theory of complex system such as complexity, indeterminacy and non-linearity. In terms of complexity, the movie exposes more than two distinct subplots with their subcomponents. Yet, every subplot is only meaningful when it is mentally put in relation to the others. Due to its complexity, it is highly difficult for the audience and the characters of Babel to determine the meaning or the significance of a component in the story. Finally, Babel also displays the phenomena of non-linearity and chaos. Babels non-linearity expresses both positive and negative feedback loops, with the first being dominant. This is largely responsible for the chaotic development of the plot.
The Clash of Values between April and Frank in their relationship in Richard Yates’ Revolutionary Road Fenny, Fenny; Soelistyo, Liliek
K@ta Kita Vol 1, No 1 (2013)
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This article tries to reveal the clash of value between April and Frank as the main characters in Richard Yates’ Revolutionary Road. Using the theories of gender role, power and motherhood, the analysis shows that April and Frank have different values even though they live in the same time, the1950s. The differences of values create a clash between them and it affects their relationship as husband and wife. April Wheeler as the strong character in this novel has modern values from her era while her husband expects her to follow the value of the1950s. These differences make them unable to fulfill their partner’s expectation. It can be concluded that because their values conflict each other, they have difficulties in their marriage life.
O’NEIL’S SURVIVAL TACTICS IN GAINING EQUALITY IN DAVID TWOHY’S G. I JANE Jonathan, Prita; Soelistyo, Liliek
K@ta Kita Vol 1, No 1 (2013)
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This article tries to reveal about O’Neil’s survival tactics in gaining gender equality in the Military. By using the tactics such as contradictory tactic, overcompensation and demonstrating proficiency at the required tasks, the analysis shows the ways she overcomes the difficulties in the Military training as a woman. In adapting with all the requirements, O’Neil wants to prove that she is as capable as any other male candidate there. Moreover, she also wants to overcome her differences from men so that they can acknowledge her as a part of them. In conclusion, O’Neil can show her survival tactics in gaining equality because she is willing to overcome the difficulties in the Military.
BLACK POWER IN MAYA ANGELOU’S “STILL I RISE”, “PHENOMENAL WOMAN”, AND “WEEKEND GLORY” Krisna, Silvania; Soelistyo, Liliek
K@ta Kita Vol 1, No 1 (2013)
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This article discusses the Black Power’s ideas inside the three poems of Maya Angelou, “Still I Rise”, “Phenomenal Woman”, and “Weekend Glory”. Maya Angelou was highly respected as a spokesperson for Blacks and women. The struggle of the author as a powerless Black woman can be seen from Angelou’s poems. This article tries to find out in what ways Black power is revealed in Maya Angelou’s three poems mentioned above. Moreover, Black power movement concept and figurative language are needed to reveal the idea of Black power in each poem. The analysis shows that there are differences of ideas of Black power in each poem. The Black power idea is the way to survive in the society, the way to express someone’s thought, and the ability to accept one’s identity as a Black woman. In the end, it can be concluded that the author is a powerful Black woman.
The Panoptic Sibyl System and the Dystopia in Gen Urobuchi’s Psycho Pass Santy, Chitra; Soelistyo, Liliek
K@ta Kita Vol 2, No 2 (2014)
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This study aims to prove that Sibyl System is the Panopticon and to analyze the causes of dystopia in Gen Urobuchi’s Psycho Pass. In Psycho Pass, Sibyl System is the governing system which possesses a resemblance to the Panopticon. It implies that Sibyl System may actually be a Panopticon; thus, we want to prove this using the theory of the Panopticon by Michel Foucault. Moreover, Sibyl System shows signs of being the cause of the dystopian society in Psycho Pass even though it was designed to create utopia. To find out more about this, we analyze each characteristic of the dystopian society and trace their causes to Sibyl System’s aspects. Through the analysis, by comparing Sibyl System’s aspects to six of the Panopticon’s aspects, it is found that Sibyl System is indeed a Panopticon, and these panoptic aspects with its loopholes are the causes of the dystopian society. In conclusion, a Panopticon such as Sibyl System, though designed with noble intentions, can have flaws that prove fatal in changing the society into a dystopian one
The Hero’s Journey of Sam Witwicky in Transformer Series Vindiana, Lanny; Soelistyo, Liliek
K@ta Kita Vol 2, No 4 (2014)
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The analysis is on Sam Witwicky, an ordinary man with no any special ability that becomes a hero and saves the earth in Transformers Series. In this thesis, I will reveal the reason of how Sam Witwicky becomes a hero. I will use the theory of the hero’s journey in order to reveal the reason of Sam Witwicky’s long journey in becoming a hero. In analyzing this movie, I will analyze the stages of the hero’s journey that Sam undergoes in order to be a hero. These are his departure, initiation, and return. Meanwhile, in departure stage, there are four steps that Sam faces in order to find his identity. Next, in initiation stage I discover that Sam needs to gather his courage. Last, in the return stage, Sam needs to have wisdom. 
SYMBOL OF WANDS IN J.K. ROWLING’S HARRY POTTER SERIES Damayanti, Mirna; Soelistyo, Liliek
Kata Kita Vol 4, No 3 (2016)
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This thesis examines the interpretations of Harry Potter?s and Voldemort?s wands which are related to the relationship between the wand and the owner. I am curious about finding the symbols behind the wands of Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. The symbols that I use as the theory, reveal the power and the way they see the power through their wands. Therefore, the interpretations also reveal their relationships toward their wands. I interpret that both Harry?s and Voldemort?s wands disclose the personalities that they have. The relationship between the wands and the owner determines the success of each wizard to accomplish their goals. The affectionate relationship between Harry and his wand give mutual benefits for each of them. In contrast to Harry, Voldemort?s wand turns out to be a destructive weapon since there is no emotional attachment between him and his wand.
The Panoptic Sibyl System and the Dystopia in Gen Urobuchi’s Psycho Pass Santy, Chitra; Soelistyo, Liliek
Kata Kita Vol 2, No 1 (2014)
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This study aims to prove that Sibyl System is the Panopticon and to analyze the causes of dystopia in Gen Urobuchi?s Psycho Pass. In Psycho Pass, Sibyl System is the governing system which possesses a resemblance to the Panopticon. It implies that Sibyl System may actually be a Panopticon; thus, we want to prove this using the theory of the Panopticon by Michel Foucault. Moreover, Sibyl System shows signs of being the cause of the dystopian society in Psycho Pass even though it was designed to create utopia. To find out more about this, we analyze each characteristic of the dystopian society and trace their causes to Sibyl System?s aspects. Through the analysis, by comparing Sibyl System?s aspects to six of the Panopticon?s aspects, it is found that Sibyl System is indeed a Panopticon, and these panoptic aspects with its loopholes are the causes of the dystopian society. In conclusion, a Panopticon such as Sibyl System, though designed with noble intentions, can have flaws that prove fatal in changing the society into a dystopian one
O’NEIL’S SURVIVAL TACTICS IN GAINING EQUALITY IN DAVID TWOHY’S G. I JANE Jonathan, Prita; Soelistyo, Liliek
Kata Kita Vol 1, No 1 (2013)
Publisher : Institute of Research and Community Outreach - Petra Christian University

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (239.881 KB) | DOI: 10.9744/katakita.1.1.%p

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This article tries to reveal about O?Neil?s survival tactics in gaining gender equality in the Military. By using the tactics such as contradictory tactic, overcompensation and demonstrating proficiency at the required tasks, the analysis shows the ways she overcomes the difficulties in the Military training as a woman. In adapting with all the requirements, O?Neil wants to prove that she is as capable as any other male candidate there. Moreover, she also wants to overcome her differences from men so that they can acknowledge her as a part of them. In conclusion, O?Neil can show her survival tactics in gaining equality because she is willing to overcome the difficulties in the Military.