Paper Analysis of The Selfish Giant

                  The Major Character’s Analysis of the Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

This paper is done to fulfill the final examination of English Prose
With Muhammad Edi Thoyib, M.A

Created by:
         Nila Kartika Putri    (10320040)


Chapter I
1.1  Background of the Study
Literature is a work of art which is used language as its media. Literature always has relationship with our daily life. One of literary study is about our problems or directly or indirectly, people need art as spiritual cure when they are under pressure, depression, and others.
Prose is a literary work distinguished from poetry especially by its greater irregularity and variety of rhythm and it is closer to the correspondence to the pattern of daily conversation. According to William Bascom, prose is an appropriate terms for the widespread and important category of verbal arts which includes myths, legends, and folktales. These three form are related each other in that they are narrative in prose, and this fact distinguishes them from proverbs, riddles, ballads, poems, tongue-twisters, and others forms of verbal art on the basis of strictly formal characteristic. The prose is shorter and less complex than the novel. It is not bound by the structure and metrical restrictions of plays and poetry.
The Selfish Giant is one of the short stories written by Oscar Wilde. The short story tells about someone who was very selfish, so he forbidden the poor children played in his beautiful garden. Being selfish person, he got a lesson that made him to be kind person. The lesson was his garden was not arrived by other weathers except winter. This was made him realize that he had been a selfish person and begun to be kind person. He also opened his garden anymore in order to be playing place of the children.
In the case above, we cannot separate between literature and the role of psychological because prose as the one of literary works is also written based on human psychology. The correlation of both of them is very important because here psychology is to determine the character of person. Psychology is the science of learning and investigates about behaviour and also the human activities as the reflection of human being. Psychology is needed to the characterization in the novel and his existence is not only related with the author activities (Sukada, 1987: 132).
The purpose of this work is to analyse psychological aspects of the major character in ‘The Selfish Giant, a short story written by Oscar Wilde’, because this story consist of problems that related with psychology by major character. The attraction of Sigmund Freud theory (1856-1939) to certain writers is easily explained as used his theory about the structure of personality; Id (Das Es), Ego (Das Ich), and Superego (Das Ueber Ich).
1.2  Problem of the Study
a.       What is the major character’s analysis of The Selfish Giant based on Sigmund Freud theories?
1.3  Objectives of the Study
a.       To find the major character’s analysis of The Selfish Giant based on Sigmund Freud theories.
1.4  Scope and Limitation
Considering to the time and researcher’s knowledge, the researcher focus her research on analysing the personality changing on major character in Oscar Wilder’s short story, The Selfish Giant. The writer focuses this study on analysing the personalities of the major character of The Selfish Giant, Giant.
1.5  Definition of Key Terms
1.      Personality: a characteristic way of thinking, feeling, and behaving. It embraces moods, attitudes, and opinion and is the most clearly expressed in interactions with other people. It includes behavioural characteristics, both inherent and acquired that distinguish in person from another.
2.      Major character: the most important person who endows certain moral quality and carries on the action in the literary works.
3.      Psychology: the scientific study on human behaviour mental process.
4.      Theory: the example of realities that helps us in understanding, explaining, predicting, and controlling those realities.
5.      Psychological analysis: the way of the writer analyse literary work by using the particular sides of parts with the mind and the behaviour as an expression of the mind.

Chapter II
Finding and Discussion
This chapter presents discussion to answer of the research problem. The data that cover the personality changing on the major character of The Selfish Giant based on theories of Sigmund Freud is discussed further in the section of discussion.
The data which the researcher got concern with the personality changing on the major character of The Selfish Giant based on theories of Sigmund Freud. To make this discussion easily to be understood, the researcher divides this data into three parts. They are the personality of major character, Sigmund Freud’s theories, and the major character’s analysis based on Sigmund Freud’s theories. 
2.1The Personalities of Major Character
The one of major character of Oscar Wilder’s short story, The Selfish giant is Giant. Giant was a man who was rich and had the large garden. Here, the researcher used the Giant’s conversations and attitudes to determine his characteristics/personalities. The Giant’s conversations and attitudes that can be used as the information of his characteristics are as below;
  • a.       The Selfish Giant
The title gives us idea about the major character’s characteristic. The title has already changed the reader’s mind set to think that the major character of The Selfish Giant is selfish. It seems that the giant is someone who is very egoistic and never thinks others, but we do not know how selfish the giant is if we have not read the story yet.
  • b.      ‘My own garden is my own garden,’ said the Giant; ‘any one can understand that, and I will allow nobody to play in but myself’.
This is the first sentence said by the Giant which is represents his selfishness. He said that his garden is his own garden, so he does not allow anyone to play in his garden. My own garden is a sentence represent that the garden is his own and he does not allow anyone plays in his garden is an application of his selfishness.
  • c.       So he built a high wall all round it, and put up a notice-board. ‘Trespassers Will Prosecuted’.
Building a high wall all round the garden in order to forbid the poor children play in his garden is the second proof of his selfishness. He tried to fence in order to avoid the children playing in his garden. It is exacerbated by a notice-board written ‘Trespassers Will Prosecuted’. It is addressed to whom plays in his garden; they will be prosecuted by The Giant. It is very scream, but it is made intentionally in order to frighten the children.
  • d.      He was a selfish giant.
The author, Oscar Wilder stated this sentence in order to make sure the readers that the major character of this short story is really selfish.
  • e.       ‘He is too selfish,’ she said.
This sentence was said by the Autumn when she gave golden fruit to every garden, but to the Giant she gave none. The Autumn seems want to give some lesson to the Giant because of his selfishness. She did not give the Giant golden fruit as others, so it was only winter there, and the North Wind, and the Hail, and the Frost, and the Snow danced about trough the trees.
  • f.       And the Giant’s heart melted as he looked out, ’How selfish I have been’, he said.
This one was said when the Giant looked at little boy who could not reach the branches of the tree and cried bitterly. This situation made him realize that he was very selfish person. Here, the researcher concludes that this event also made his heart to be kind, to have the contrast personality with his personality before.
  • g.      ‘Now, I will know why the spring would not come here. I will put that poor boy on the top of the tree, and then I will knock down the wall and my garden shall be the children’s playground forever and ever’.
The proof of his personality changing found in this conversation. He realized that he was a selfish person, so he would put the poor boy on the tree’s branch, and also made his garden as the playground of children forever. Here, the researcher thinks that the Giant believe that by doing this kind of kindness, it will change his personality from selfish to be kind.
  • h.      He was really very sorry for what he had done.
The author gives us information that the Giant was very disappointed for what he had done. He was very disappointed of chasing away the poor children from his garden, putting up the notice board written ‘Trespassers Will Prosecuted’, and others. His regret made the researcher to believe that the Giant will not repeat his mistakes for next time.
  • i.        ‘It is your garden now, little children’, said the Giant,
The Giant said to the little children if his garden was also theirs. He did not want the children run because of him. His heart was melted, so he becomes to be kind person. This sentence also has the point that the giant changes his mind. In the beginning he saw the children, he said ‘My own garden is my own garden’, but after his heart melted, he said ‘It is your garden now, little children’. Means that he wants to share his garden with others, the little children.
  • j.        Every afternoon, when school was over, the children came and played with the Giant. But the little boy whom the Giant loved was never seen again. The Giant was very kind to all children, yet he longed for his first little friend, and often spoke of him.
This is an attitudes the researcher believed that the Giant has kind side in his heart. The children went to the Giant’s garden when school was over. It is a proof that Giant was kind person, so the children liked to play with him in his garden.
  • k.      ‘I have many beautiful flowers,’ he said; ‘but the children are the most beautiful flowers of all’.
There is implicit meaning of ‘but the children are the most beautiful flowers of all,’. It means that the Giant very loved the children. He had preferred the children than flowers in his garden. This condition is the opposite of first condition when the Giant saw the children were playing in his garden.
  • l.        ‘Who hath dared to wound thee?’ cried the Giant; ‘tell me I may take my big sword and slay him.’
This sentence said when he met the little boy after years. The little boy is the loveliest one for the Giant, so he would take his big sword and slays anyone who dared the little boy. The researcher’s opinion is that he said this sentence to little boy in order to make the little boy stays with him and never let him anymore.
  • m.    And the child smiled on the Giant, and said to him, ‘You let me play once in your garden, to-day you shall come with me to my garden, which is paradise.’
This one is sentence said by the little boy to the Giant, ‘You let me play once in your garden, to-day you shall come with me to my garden, which is paradise,’ the researcher thinks that paradise as the price of the Giant’s kindness. He did his best effort for the regret of his selfishness, so God appreciated him by giving him paradise and the children as the mediators.
         Those are some Giant’s conversations and attitudes founded in this short story that help the researcher to analyze Giant’s characteristics/personalities. From the conversations and attitudes above, the researcher conclude that the Giant is dominated by two contrast personalities, they are selfish and kind. The author’s purpose of making the Giant as the major character that can be guest by the researcher is giving the figure to children and also making their mind set that being selfish person is not good choice.

2.2  Theories of Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud comes from Austria (1856-1939). He one of developers of theory of mind set, instinct, and sexuality. Freud is the power of our mind set. His ideas are famous as the ideas that are based on unconscious mind. This idea included all of things that are very difficult to bring to the conscious mind. It seems like passion and instinct. Actually, he is not the finder of unconscious mind, but his interpretation that thinks that unconscious mind is not important for our selves made him famous as the finder of unconscious mind theory’s finder. According to George Boeree, conscious mind is what you realize at a certain moment, senses, memories, thoughts, fantasies, or feelings that you have. Unconscious mind is everything that can easily called into conscious mind, memories that we often do not remember them when we do, or usually famous as the available memory.[1] Freud said that both of them are the smallest particular of our brain. He has opinion that unconscious mind is everything that is difficult to transfer to the conscious mind, as our instinct and desires and everything that goes to it because we are not able to reach it, as emotional memories or emotions related with trauma.
Organism is the object of Freud’s research. One of the most important things of organism is nerve’s system which is very sensitive to what it needs. When people are born in this world, their nerve little better than animals and this nerve is named by id. Nerve’s system works to translate organism’s needs to be motivational power which is called in German language by Tribe or we call it by Instinct or passion in English. Freud also called it by needs. The process of needs to be wants is called primer process by Freud. Id works with the principal of pleasure such as an urge to reach something. The example of id is when the baby feels hungry or thirsty, he will cry hardly. The baby does not know in the perspective of his mom and dad, he just knows that he wants something and has to be fulfilled at that time. It is the pure id according to Freud’s opinion.
Id cannot fulfil all what people want and need, so it demands our attention anymore and force to enter to conscious mind. Fortunately, organism has layers of mind as what mentioned before, conscious mind that relates to real world using senses. Here, half of id become I and half other become ego.
Ego relates the organism to the reality of world using its conscious mind and looks for objects in order to satisfy its wants and passions. This process called by secondary process, the continuation of primer process. Ego works with the principal of reality, means that it needs the suitable objects for fulfilling its needs. Ego represents the reality and also intelligence.
When ego tries to make id happily, it also gets difficulties and challenges in the real world. It often meets challenges in the way of reaching its goal. Ego will writes well what are the challenges and what are the solutions for those all. The notes of these challenges and solutions will be become as superego. Superego has two sides, first is conscience that is internalisation of punishment and caution. The second is ideal ego that comes from praises and positive examples given to children. Conscience and ideal ego are easy to be opposite with everything comes from id. Superego also represents the society and the society often does not demand something to a personal except denying their needs[2]. In addition, Freud decided into three models, not two as conscious and unconscious mind. The models are id, ego, and superego.[3]

2.3  The Major Character’s Analysis Based on Sigmund Freud’s Theories
According to Sigmund Freud’s theories that people’s mind has three models; id, ego, and superego, the major character’s personalities of The Selfish Giant are included into ego and superego. The first Giant’s characteristic is selfish. It includes into ego because ego works with the principal of reality, means that it needs the suitable objects for fulfilling its needs. Ego needs the suitable objects for fulfilling its needs/wants. It happens to the Giant, he is selfish because he does not want the children to play in his garden. It appropriates with his principal that is stated in his first conversation, ‘My own garden is my own garden, anyone can understand that, and I will allow nobody to play in but myself,’ so he majors himself that others. His second characteristic is kind and it is included into superego according to Sigmund Freud’s theories. He changes his selfish to be kind because a factor, it is the children. The children are one of part of society. Superego also represents the society and the society often does not demand something to a personal except denying their needs. Superego also defines as when id and ego come together, so that the Giant’s second personality is included into superego based on Sigmund Freud’s theories. In addition, when the selfish Giant changes to be kind, it has a movement/shift from ego to superego which the factor is part of society, the children.

Chapter III

            The researcher gets two points about the major character’s analysis of The Selfish Giant. First is that the major character, Giant dominated by two personalities, they are selfish and kind. Selfish is a character as feeling that his self is more important than others and here, kind is generalisation of love, generous, and affection. Second is that the selfishness of Giant is included into ego and giant’s kindness is included into superego based on Sigmund Freud’s theories, so according to the Giant’s characteristics there is a movement from ego to superego based on theories of Sigmund Freud.

[1] George Boere, Personaly Theories, Melacak Kepribadian Anda Bersama Psikolog Dunia (third edition, 2010) page 32
[2] George Boere, Personaly Theories, Melacak Kepribadian Anda Bersama Psikolog Dunia (third edition, 2010) page 34-36
[3] Peter Barry, Pengantar Komprehensif Teori Sastra dan Budaya, Beginning Theory (first edition, 2010) page 114

The Model Millionaire By Oscar Wilde

Hughie Erskine was a good-looking man. Hughie Erskine was the best looking gentleman in London. He had curly hair, grey eyes and a handsome face. He also had many friends.
However, Hughie Erskine did not have much money. His father had been an officer in the army. His father was dead. Now Hughie had his father’s sword and a few books but no money.
Hughie Erskine had tried to do several jobs. He had worked for a tea merchant selling tea. But, poor Hughie was not good at anything.
Hughie was in love and wanted to get married. He loved Laura Merton, the daughter of an army officer. Laura loved Hughie, but her father did not want them to get married.
‘You are a fine young man,’ Colonel Merton said to Hughie, ‘but you have no money. My daughter cannot marry a man with no money. You may marry my daughter when you have ten thousand pounds.’
Hughie did not have ten thousand pounds. He did not have ten pounds. His old aunt gave him four or five pound every a week. Today he had only one pound in his pocket. Hughie was almost broke.
Hughie had a friend called Allan Trevor. Alan was an artist who painted pictures of people. He was a good artist and quite famous. Many people wanted him to paint their portrait. People came to Alan’s studio. Alan painted their portraits in the studio. Alan’s pictures were very expensive. He only painted pictures for rich men.
Hughie Erskine visited Alan Trevor in his studio. Alan was working on a painting.
‘What do you think on this?’ asked Alan Trevor. ‘And what do you think of my model?’
Hughie looked at the painting. It was a picture of old beggar. Alan was painting a picture of a man who was standing in the corner of the studio.
The model was an old man dressed in old, torn clothes. The old man’s face was sad. With one hand he held out a hat. In the other hand he held a stick.
‘My model is wonderful,’ said Alan. ‘Have you ever seen such a wonderful beggar?’
‘Poor old man,’ said Hughie. ‘How sad he looks.’
‘Of course,’ said Alan. ‘I don’t want a beggar to look happy.’
‘How much is a model paid for standing in your studio?’ asked Hughie.
‘Not much,’ answered Alan. ‘Only a shilling an hour.’
‘And how much money do you get when you sell a picture?’ asked Hughie.
‘For this picture, I will get two thousand pounds,’ said Alan.
‘You’re a rich man. I think the model should get some of money,’ said Hughie.
‘Nonsense ....nonsense!’ said Alan. ‘It’s difficult to be a painter. It’s not difficult to be beggar. Few people can paint pictures. Anyone can beg.’
‘But many people want to be rich and famous painters,’ said Hughie. ‘No one wants to be a poor beggar. You artists are very unkind.’
Alan Trevor laughed. ‘I’m busy,’ he said, ‘Sit down and stop talking.’
A servant came in. ‘A gentleman is outside, sir. He wants you to paint his portrait. Can you speak to him please?’
‘Don’t go away,’ Alan said to Hughie. ‘I’ll be back in a moment.’
Alan left the room. The old beggar sat down on a chair and rested. His hat was still in his hand.
The old man looked so sad that Hughie felt sorry for him. Hughie put his hand in his pocket. He had a pound. It was the last of his money.
Well, he needs the money more than I do, thought Hughie.
Hughie went across the room and put the pound in the old man’s hat.
The old man was very surprised. He looked at the money and smiled.
‘Thank you, sir,’ he said. ‘Thank you very much.’
Alan Trevor came back into the studio and Hughie left. He went to see Laura and told her about the beggar.
‘You gave all your money away?’ said Laura. ‘That was very foolish. My father will never let me marry a foolish man. You are foolish, but you are very kind and I love you very much.’
That night Hughie met Alan Trevor at a club. Alan was looking very pleased.
‘I finished that picture,’ said Alan. ‘And my model was very interested in you. He asked me lost of questions.’
‘Poor old man,’ said Hughie. ‘I wish I could help him. What did he ask you about me?’
‘He wanted to know everything about you,’ said Alan.
‘And what did you tell him?’
‘I told him everything,’ said Alan. ‘I told him all about you. I told him about Laura’s father. I told him you want to marry Laura but you have no money.’
‘Alan!’ said Hughie angrily. ‘You told him all about my private’s business?’
‘Don’t be angry,’ said Alan. ‘You don’t know who I painting the picture for. I was painting it for the Baron von Hausberg. He is one of the richest men in Europe. Baron von Hausberg was my model. The Baron dressed up as an old beggar.’
‘The Baron von Hausberg!’ cried Hughie. ‘You mean that old beggar the Baron von Hausberg himself?’
‘Yes,’ said Alan.
‘But I gave him a pound,’ said Hughie. ‘Now I feel foolish.’
‘You gave him a pound?’ said Alan. ‘That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever heard.’
Alan Trevor could not stop laughing. Hughie Erskine walked home. He felt foolish. He had given his last pound to a millionaire. Laura’s father would hear about this. The colonel never let his daughter to marry a fool.
The next day Hughie Erskine had a visitor. Hughie did not know the man.
‘How can I help you?’ asked Hughie.
‘I have come for Baron von Hausberg,’ said the visitor.
‘The Baron von Hausberg!’ said Hughie Erskine. ‘I did not know him when we met yesterday. I want to tell the Baron that I am sorry. I think I was rude to him.’
The visitor smiled. ‘You were not rude to the Baron,’ he said. ‘The Baron asked me you give you this.’ He gave Hughie an envelope.
Hughie thanked him and looked at the envelope. These words were written on the envelope: A wedding present to Hughie Erskine and Laura Merton, from an old beggar.
Inside was a cheque for ten thousand pounds.

Prose Analysis {Man From a South}

Man From a South is one of short story created by Reald Dahl, who was the best writer of English language for children and adult in his era, and also popular with his characterization by unexpected conclusions. This prose talked about the narrator experience with a man who likes to bet, an American cadet, and English girl. Here, I try to analyze  the elements of prose that used in this prose and give my opinions about them. It is about setting, characters, characteristic, plot, characterization, and point of view of this prose.

The first element is setting. Setting is the way in which something is positioned or the environment or surroundings. The setting of this prose is in the South-American or African country probably, where there are palem trees. It starts in outside hotel, under the yellow umbrella where there are four empty seats and it is around six o'clock. Then, it moves to a man's room in the hotel where the bet is going to take place. 

The second and third element is characters and characterization. Character means a person who appears or depicted in narrative or drama. There are five major main characters and one minor character in this prose. The major characters are 'me' as the narrator, a man who likes to bet, an American cadet, English girl, and lady who appears in last of story and the minor character is a maid girl. While, characteristic means characteristics that characterize the characters in narrative or drama. These are some my opinions why I decided those characters as the major and minor characters and also the characteristics of the characters. 
  1. 'Me' as the narrator is very important here, because it is used first person as its point of view. Then, 'me' does not know everything, just talks all what he knows. 'Me' also tries to think out the story, because the teller of the story. 'Me' is a character who is curious. He always want to know and predict something and also characteristic of other characters. 'Me' does not come from America and I am not sure about his origin, English probably. Is 'me' Reald Dahl ...?? It depends on the reader.
  2. A little man who likes to bet, Carlos. He is one of characters who dominated this story. He is mysterious, small, in white-suit and panama hat. He is probably from a South America. He is mysterious because he does not tell about himself, but all of secrets will be talked by the little lady in the last story.
  3. An American cadet. He is also the important character. He become a little man's partner for bet. He has long freckled face, pointed nose, and bared body <except for a pair of faded brown bathing shorts>. He is a serious man, but little nervous before he agree the bet.
  4. An English girl who wears pale blue bathing dress. She does not talk much, but she always there <in the story> to accompany an American cadet from the beginning to the end. her attendance made her to become one of main characters in this story.  I think she does not agree with this bet.
  5. A little lady who appears in the last story. She is a nice woman. She has only one finger and a thumb in her hand. She does not attend from the beginning to the end of story, but her attendance is very important. Because she stories about everything behind the little man.
  6. A maid girl in the hotel. She just appears when she is called by a little man. Therefore, I choose her to become a minor character in this story.
I have already told about setting, characters, and characteristic. Next is about plot. Plot is the careful arrangement by an author of incident in a narrative to achieve a desired effect. Plot has two types; open plot and close plot. This prose includes into close plot. Plot also has a basic elements, they are; exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. I would like to explain each basic elements and the plot of this short story here, 
  • Exposition is the opening of the story. The exposition of Man From a South is when 'I' <the narrator> starts to act by sitting on the chair till an American cadet and his girl sit in 'I' zone. I said like that because these are actions that begin to introduce/know each other.
  • Rising action is series of conflicts and crisis in the story that lead the climax. The rising action here is when the little man and American cadet discuss about the bet till they agree each other. I think this action starts to have a problem, as when the American cadet does not like to give his finger if he does not win the bet. 
  • Climax is the most intense moment either mentally or action. The climax of this prose is when a little man and American cadet start to bet by lighting ten times till the little lady comes and talk to the little man in unknown language. I think this is the climax of this story, because I fell nervous when I read this round. I will be sad  if an American cadet loss his finger.
  • Falling action is the action that falls down from the climax. The falling action in this story is when she slowed down and the little man came into view again, till the lady express her regret and hope to the narrator, an American cadet, and English girl to forgive them.
  • Resolution is the conclusion or the tying of all the threads. The resolution here is when the little lady explore that the little man is gambling addicted and that the little woman won everything from him a while ago, then they cancel their bet. Here, all of problem and background of little man is explored well by the little lady. Therefore, I think this action is the resolution of this story.
The fifth element  is characterization. Characterization is the way of the author gives characteristics to characters of narrative or drama. Reald Dahl characterize the characters in this story by dramatic/indirect method. Means that he does not tell us about the characteristics of the characters, as the reader we have to look for the characteristics by ourselves. 

The last is point of view. The story is written by first person, so it has first person point of view. We get to see the plot of the story through the eyes of a person, the narrator. Therefore, we can be closer with the story and it will be different if the story written in different way.

Those are elements of prose and I try to analyze them in this short story by the tittle, 'Man From a South' in order to complete my English Prose project. Thank you for having read this article and hopefully it will be useful for us. Amin.


Seringkali kaum hawa mempertanyakan kecantikan. Tanpa menyadari definisi 'cantik' itu sendiri. Aku pun juga termasuk salah satu orang diantara mereka. Ketika aku bertanya pada temanku "aku uda cantik belum??" sambil mematut-matut diri di depan kaca, atau ketika aku bertanya kepada kekasihku "Sayang..., aku itu cantik gak sih...??", <wow. ternyata aq itu.... xixi> tanpa kusadari ma'na dari 'cantik' itu sendiri. Setelah browsing kesana kemari, membuka-buka catatan-catatan, aku baru ingat bahwa cantik itu ada 2 macam, Cantik lahir dan cantik batin.
Cantik lahir dapat juga disebut dengan cantik dhohir, cantik yang semata mata hanya terlihat oleh kasat mata. Cantik, yang banyak orang mendefinisikan pada kulit putih, hidung mancung, pipi kenyal, dan lain sebagainya. Cantik yang menurutku hal yang optional, hal yang relatif. Karena tidak adanya kadar kecantikan yang dijadikan pembatas. Cantik yang menjadi salah satu syarat dalam hadist Rosul untuk mencari istri. Cantik yang mempunyai banyak sekali pendukung, seperti beribu-ribu merk kosmetik.Cantik lahir inilah yang sering dikejar wanita-wanita pada umumnya. Bahkan banyak diantara wanita-wanita tersebut yang memilih jalan dengan operasi plastik atau suntik silikon demi mendapatkan 'cantik' yang mereka inginkan. <Na'udzubillahin dzalik>.
Tidak semua wanita yang cantik lahirnya, juga memiliki batin yang cantik. Cantik batin juga disebut dengan cantik hati. Cantik yang tidak terlihat secara kasat mata. Cantik perbuatan/ adab dan cantik ilmu adalah salah 2 dari aplikasi cantik batin. Cantik yang merujuk kepada nilai-nilai kebaikan. Cantik nilah yang sangat sulit dicari dan didapatkan. Marilah kita memburu 'cantik' ini..., karena dengannya InsyaAllah semua akan menjadi indah. Aku pun sedang sedang berproses untuk menjadikan diriku penuh kecantikan. Bukankah ada pepatah mengatakan, Sebaik-baiknya perhiasan dunia adalah wanita sholihah?? ... Maka..monggo kita berlomba lomba meraih predikat 'cantik dan sholihah' tersebut....,

Kecantikan seorang wanita bukanlah
dari pakaian yang dikenakannya, susuk yang ia
tampilkan, atau bagaimana ia menyisir

Kecantikan seorang wanita harus
dilihat dari matanya, kerana itulah pintu hatinya,
tempat dimana cinta itu ada.

Sajakku Untukmu

Detik berlari.....menit berjalan
Jam tertatih.......hari merangkak
Bulan mengeliat....dan tahun ngesot
Semua datang...semua hilang...

Apakah terlalu ironi mimpiku,
atau terbalik-balik,
Itu jua terserah padaku,
Aku adalah aku.

Tapi, kamu...
kamu adalah milik semesta,
Terpaut aturan, terjerat larangan,
terperintah, terbebaskan, tertegur,
tersapa, terdiam, tertawa,
Kamu punya segalanya
Meski kamu tak menyadarinya

Aku.....Aku bebas dari segalanya,
Tapi, tak ada apa-apa
Hanya kertas bekas temanku,
dan onggokan botol uangku.

Tak berkata berat yang kualami,
Syukuri yang kamu miliki..,


Kepada Para Hawa Yang Tak Lagi bersyukur

Wahai kaum hawa....,
Masih ingatkah engkau tentang pasal Adam di usir dari surga..?? Itulah salah satu hasil dari kecerebohan dan ketidaksyukuranmu atas nikmat Allah yang telah diberikan. Kemudian Dia mengirim Adam dan kau ke bumi dalam keadaan jarak yang terpisah. 
Itu dulu sayang...., yang masih berkaitan dengan sejarah manusia pertama hidup di dunia.
Sekarang...., kau telah diberikan kenikmatan yang jauh lebih besar kadarnya oleh Allah. Kau dihidupkan di jaman globalisasi, jaman canggih, yang tidak lagi menemukan kesulitan-kesulitan di jaman purba dahulu. 
Tapi sekarang, seringkali aku heran dengan apa yang kau lakukan. Seringkali kau mematut matut diri di depan kaca, memperhatikan hidung, bibir, pipi, mata, dan alismu, yang semuanya telah indah, terpahat pada wajahmu dengan posisi yang pas seraya berkata, "Duh, jeleknya aku. Kenapa aku tak secantik si Fulan, yang memiliki alis, mata, hidung yang indah...., bibir yang seksi, dll..??".. kemudian, terbesit di hatimu rencana untuk operasi plastik atau suntik silikon sekedar untuk menambah panjang di hidungmu, atau bahkan menambah besar di dadamu.
Seringkali juga,.... kau duduk melamun, sambil berkata..., "Duh...kenapa uangku tak sebanyak si Fulan.., kenapa aku tak punya motor, kenapa....aku selalu susah ..??"
Wahai kaum hawa....,
Sadarkah kamu...., bahwa seharusnya bukan kata-kata seperti itu yang kau ucapkan, melainkan, "Alhamdulillah, Kau telah memberikan kesempurnaan fisik padaku..., maka sempurnakanlah juga hatiku" atau..kalimat syukur lainnya. Cobalah kau duduk.., merenung..., sambil membawa alat penghitung. Hitunglah segala nikmat yang Allah berikan untukmu.., kecantikan, harta, keluarga, negar, keamanan, dan lain-lain, niscaya kau tidak akan mampu menghitungnya, maka bergembiralah dan berbahagialah !!
Jika engkau berada di pagi hari, maka ingatlah bahwa di waktu yang sama ada orang yang sedang kekurangn dan dipenuhi kesedihan, sementara engkau saat ini berada dalam kenikmatan. Saat ini ada jutaan orang kelaparan sementara engkau kekenyangan. Saat ini banyak orang yang tertawan, sementara engkau berada dalam kebebasan.Saat ini ada banyak tangisan ibu dan jeritan bayi, sementara engkau masih bisa tersenyum. Maka pujilah Allah dan bersyukurlah atas kelembutan dan penjagaan Allah terhadapmu!!

wallahua'lam bis showab.. ^_^

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