The Paradox Of Morality: A Deconstructive Reading Of Seno Gumira Ajidarma’s Pring Re-Ke-Teg Gunung Gamping Ambrol

  • Nurul Adha Kurniati Universitas Negeri Jakarta
Keywords: deconstruction, seno gumira ajidarma, pring re-ke-teg gamping ambrol, literary analysis


Deconstruction reading looked for ways to obscure, betray, reverse, and overthrow the existence of the text. Seno Gumira Ajidarma’s Pring Re-ke-teg Gamping Ambrol told a tale about the paradox of morality and how the binary opposition between goodness and badness is unrevealed through the series of contradictory markers. This article used a descriptive analytical method to identify and analyze the meanings of morality presented in the short story. The result showed complex meanings of morality and how the binary opposition contradicts itself in presenting different values within the text. The good and the bad are showcased in various markers that contradict one another and produced a complete new meaning.