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AN ANALYSIS OF MAIN CHARACTER'S SOCIAL CONFLICT IN FILM THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS

SEPTYARTI, NILA TRI (2016) AN ANALYSIS OF MAIN CHARACTER'S SOCIAL CONFLICT IN FILM THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Film is media of literary work that give us information, knowledge, and entertainment to the audience. The Pursuit of Happyness film tells about the struggle of main character from nobody to somebody. Therefore, the writer is interested in analyzing the social conflicts faced by the main character in this film. In detail, the purpose of this study are: (1) to investigate the social conflicts faced by Chris Gardner as a main character in film The Pursuit of Happyness, (2) to find out the causes of Chris Gardner's social conflicts in film The Pursuit of Happyness, (3) to find out the effects of Chris Gardner's social conflicts on his life in film The Pursuit of Happyness. This study used qualitative design because the writer focused on collecting data in form of words rather than numbers. The approach in this study was objective approach. The object of this study was the main character in The Pursuit of Happyness film. The data collection was derived from dialogues that were related to main character social conflict of the film. The result of this study showed that social conflicts found in The Pursuit of Happyness film were: (1) Social conflict between Chris and his wife, Linda. It was caused by financial problems, and the effect, Linda left Chris and his son to New York, (2) Social conflict between Chris Gardner and the cabbie. It was because Chris did not pay the taxi fare, and the effect, Chris lost his bone density scanner because his scanner is trapped on the other side of the door US train, and Chris drops it to ignore the cabbie, (3) Social conflict between Chris Gardner and cops. It was because Chris can not pay traffic ticket letter, and the effect, Chris Gardner in his interview at Dean Witter go to it wearing ratty jeans and a white t-shirt. (4) Social conflict between Chris Gardner and Charlie. It was because Chris could not pay the apartment rent, and the effect, he and his son leave their apartment and have to be homeless, living on the streets of San Fransisco, (5) Social conflict between Chris Gardner and the driver who hits him. It was because Chris sprinting across San Fransisco streets, and the effect, he lost his shoe. So, in a competitive internship at Dean Witter Chris just wear one shoe, (6) Social conflict between Chris Gardner and Wayne. It was because Wayne does not want to pay his owes to Chris, and the effect, make Chris and his son have to be homeless because there is no money at all.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: CKO Repository
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 08:15
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 08:08
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/21889

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