• Najma Imtinan Rasaf Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang
  • Muhammad Anwar Masadi Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang
  • Nurin Naufina Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta


This study examines the concept of feminism as perceived by Naomi Wolf, focusing on the character Selena and its alignment with the five principles of power feminism. This study employs a descriptive qualitative approach and incorporates a review of relevant literature. The primary data source utilized in this study is the literary work titled "Selena" authored by Tere Liye, which was published in the year 2020. The secondary data source incorporates a variety of scholarly publications, including journals, books, and theses that are relevant to the research being conducted. The data collecting process employed the Read and read-and-note technique. The process of data analysis followed the feminist analytical framework proposed by Ruthven, which involved the identification of female characters within literary texts and the examination of their roles within the context of family, society, and their broader social surroundings. This literary work explores the tenacity exhibited by the protagonist, Selena, in her pursuit of personal rights, which can be traced back to her mother's desire to relocate. The findings of the study indicate that Naomi Wolf's five principles of power are evident in Selena's character through five distinct manifestations. Firstly, Selena's resistance to the predetermined course of her life. Secondly, Selena's involvement in public affairs. Thirdly, Selena's expression of her individuality. Fourthly, the development of Selena's character through her life experiences. Lastly, the presence of strength and power within Selena's character. 

How to Cite
RASAF, Najma Imtinan; MASADI, Muhammad Anwar; NAUFINA, Nurin. THE MAIN CHARACTER’S POWER FEMINISM IN THE NOVEL “SELENA” BY TERE LIYE. Annual International Conferences on Language, Literature, and Media, [S.l.], v. 5, p. 240-247, sep. 2023. ISSN 2807-601X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 apr. 2024. doi: