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Plot The story in the novel Lazy River have six chapters where each chapter has five

to six parts and each part contains the different scenes although they were correlated. For the exposition, the novel starts with the description of the river which was significant in the story. This is because most incidents and settings happen near the river. The exposition of this novel is mainly about the life of people during the state of emergency in Tanah elayu Then the introduction of the character !alim, "u#on, Tuminah and $asir in the first part of chapter %.. !alim was the son of Tuminah where she had become a widow since the &apanese occupation. The exposition of this novel is long where the first few chapter only explains and introduces to us the character 'hmad &ani, (iap )ong, Ran*it and +uldip "ingh, "alimah, "ayeed 'yuub -rwan and enon, ,chon, a $uru#, ulyadi, Tompang and +areem. These characters are

significant to the story as each characters plays their role well in terms of remembering the history and they plays important part in the flow of the plot. The rising action of this novel is when $asir went to the warehouse with "oosay, 'riappan, 'riff, o#min, .hoo +eng and unusamy. This part can be proven based on the text / They had previously thought of waiting another two days, while $asir and his mates bro#e into the store near the river0. $asir was previously advised not to go to the warehouse but he insisted that if he does not go there, they would not been enough food supply for him, Tuminah and !alim. The conflict happens when all of the people that went to the warehouse were died and the death of ulyadi. .onflict is the turning point of the story where the death of all that want something good for them and other people. The death of those that went to the warehouse has ma#e the people in the village upset and feeling of regret. The falling action happens when Pa &uma1at bac# from missing and the &apanese bombs the villagers houses. 'll are safe but 2ainab, "alimah and Tompang was missing during the bombing and 'hmad &ani hope that he could see their body if they were dead during the bombing. The resolution happens when the &apanese army withdraws and the last scene where -rwan refused to give bac# the briefcase that he and ulyadi found. The owner1s friend had claimed the bag that they found and willing to give money as a replacement for the bag but -rwan refused to give it because of a doll that are in the bag. This is because -rwan had promised to ulyadi to go to "emarang and give the doll to ulyadi1s daughter.

4ar5s end heralds peace and another phase in the struggle. starvation and other #inds of atrocities of the war. The life that the villagers had during that time has ma#e us realize that it was hard during that time and people misuse the power that they had and the oppression towards women has been the main issue of this novel. that happens to Tuminah and 2ainab in fulfilling the lust of men. The drama is set in a village by the side of a river where the inhabitants live in constant fear of death. The characters experience problems alien to the life we #now of today. this novel also presents to us the theme of power in terms of wealth. This novel also presents to us how the &apanese occupation with such details and the cause and effects of it. "ome are willing to give everything that they had to ensure that they could maintain in the society in order to cope with the society. the misuse of power in terms of having the power of wealthy such as the misuse that is being done "ayyed 'yub having married to 2ainab at her young age. Further analysis will be explained in the rest of the paper where there are plot. this novel is a good novel to be read and there are lots of lesson we can ma#e from it. !uring that time. torture. theories related to the text and theme of the story and further discussion about the novel. . $esides that. the oppression towards woman.onclusion To sum up. misery.-ntroduction Lazy River exposes the complexities and turbulence of life in &apanese3occupied "ingapore. . the people are willing to do anything to ensure survival during the &apanese occupation time. $esides that. The word /dirty #ampong0 that are in the text explains the hardship that the people had especially the women in surviving during that time. The novel Lazy River had taught us a lot in terms of life and hardship that the people experienced during the &apanese occupation. 6n top of that. This could be seen happened at 2ainab and "ayeed 'yub where "ayeed 'yub uses his power in wealth to marry 2ainab who is still young at the age of seventeen.

'ccording to )amzah )amdani and Fatini 7aacob 8%99:. he has also provided detailed descriptions of life and experiences of local people during the &apanese 6ccupation. '. -n addition. The novels that he has written shows that he is an experienced writer and all his wor#s are being used until now because the wor#s have meaningful expression and bring experiences to the reader about how and what the novel is about. . -n my opinion."amaid "aid was born in the year %9<= in alay author to successfully alaysian writer unite craft with art in his writing."amad "aid1s imagination is so powerful and uni@ue. he has wor#ed as a writer and a *ournalist.'uthor1s bac#ground First and foremost. alacca and #nown as a great whom has been honoured with the title of >ational Laureate in %9?=.also feel that this author is a sharp observer as he always includes minute details in his literary wor#s. '. . '. -t is a #nown fact that.feel that his nature of being very attentive observant enabled him to produce literary wor#s that mirror real life situations and dramatic experiences."amad "aid is the first '. '. "amad "aid is well #nown for his literary wor#s and is a distinguished personality in the literary world. a brief introduction about the author of this short story. "amad "aid always introduces a uni@ue style in his wor#s. Furthermore. . /Lazy River0. this is because the readers can actually imagine how it is happening during that time. 's for this short story /Lazy River0.. oreover.

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SAMAD SAID PREPARED BY : LYDIA CHAI YEE XUAN SHALENY A/P BALKARAN VINASHINI A/P NARAYANASAMY MUHAMMAD AFIQ NAIM BIN KAMARUZAMAN D20102039955 D20102039973 D20102039979 D20101038190 GROUP : B PREPARED FOR: PROF MADYA DR ABDUL GHANI HAJI ABU LECTURER MALAYSIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH .BIS 3073 MALAYSIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH NOVEL ANALYSIS LAZY RIVER BY A.

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