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AN ANALYSIS OF Mrs. ERIN GRUWELL’S SACRIFICES IN “FREEDOM WRITERS” FILM

RAHMAWATI, ANITA (2015) AN ANALYSIS OF Mrs. ERIN GRUWELL’S SACRIFICES IN “FREEDOM WRITERS” FILM. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Film is one of media that contains sounds, video, animation, picture, etc. Film gives us not only entertainment but also education. There are many people who are interested in film. Film is supposed to be an image of the real world. One of interesting films is “Freedom Writers”. It is one of dramatic films which is directed by Richard Lagravenese, an American film director. This film tells about a teacher’s willingness to sacrifice her life for her students. She will do anything to struggle for her students’ rights. She is willing to sacrifice her family’s happiness for their students. There are still other sacrifices done by the main character of “Freedom Writers” film, Erin Gruwell The purposes of this research are: 1) to explain the reasons of Mrs. Erin Gruwell’s sacrifices in the film: 2) to describe the efforts of Mrs. Erin Gruwell sacrificed in the film, and 3) to know the effect of Mrs. Erin Gruwell’s sacrifices in the film. Descriptive qualitative design was applied to this research because it was intended to describe Mrs. Erin Gruwell’s sacrifices in Freedom Writer’s film. In this study, objective approach is used by the researcher because the researcher would like to study about the film itself especially the sacrifices of Mrs. Erin Gruwell without studying the life of the author. The instrument of this research was the researcher herself and she took the data from the scene and dialogue in the film. The data were analyzed by collecting proofs through the scene or dialogue in the film related to the problem of the research. The outcome of the research shows that the reasons of Mrs. Erin Gruwell sacrifices are 1) there were no resources and facilities for her students; 2) the other teacher underestimates the ability of her students. Furthermore, Mrs. Erin Gruwell to do the sacrifices for her students, such as; she sold bras in the department store to get money to buy the books, asked for permission to visit the museum to study outside the school, got another job again as a hotel concierge to get the money to visit the museum, invited real holocaust survivors to meet her students in the Marriott hotel, and raised money to invite MiepGies as a guest to Wilson High School to inspired them. Her sacrifices make her husband take a decision to divorce, because he realized that she only took care of her students.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education
Depositing User: CKO Repository
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 04:22
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 04:22
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/21761

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