Images of Javanese women in patriarchal culture represented by Aisyah, (a character in Umar Kayam’s Para Priyayi)
This study uses a gender perspective, a concept used to review the role between men and women constructed by culture. Culture that has been inherent in the society that is patriarchal culture resulted in the role of women always reside in the domestic territory. The patriarchal culture can be found in Javanese culture.This research uses descriptive analysis method. From the analysis, this research shows 1) the description of the role acted by Aishah figure as Javanese woman always in domestic area, 2) perspective of Aisyah figure as a wife in environment that embraces patriarchy culture shows his acceptance of 3 basic duties of Javanese women namely; Masak (Cooking), Macak (Dressing Up), and Manak (Giving a birth).