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AN ANALYSIS OF SAYURI’S BEAUTY CONCEPT AS A GEISHA IN ROB MARSHALL’S FILM MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA

ZUBAIDAH, EFI (2013) AN ANALYSIS OF SAYURI’S BEAUTY CONCEPT AS A GEISHA IN ROB MARSHALL’S FILM MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Learning language and literature is inseparable from learning local culture where the language is used. Every culture has different nation on particular concept, to name beauty for instance. Beauty is defined differently across languages and cultures. This study was conducted to analyze Sayuri’s beauty concept as a Geisha in Memoirs of a Geisha film. The analyzis was focused on the kind of Sayuri’s beauty concept, the way she applies her beauty concept, and the effects of her beauty concept to her life. This study was conducted by using descriptive qualitative design, the object of this study was Memoirs of a Geisha film and research data were derived from dialogues and scenes of the film. The writer used feminism criticism approach; it is a type of literary criticism, which wants to justice in considering women existence. Based on the result of data analysis, it showed that: (1) The kinds of Sayuri beauty concept as a Geisha are physical beauty and mental beauty. (2) The way of Sayuri to apply her beauty concepts are starting from her physical beauty. She uses a thick white powder in her face, neck, chest and nape. she paints her eyes and eyebrows by using a black charcoal. Then,her lips are filled in using a red lipstick. She uses several hair ornaments. The last, she wears a bright outer kimono, two under-kimonos, and obis (belts and sashes). Besides, she has mental beauty. She has a good attitude in manner and politeness. It could be seen from the way she gives deference and respect to her clients; she drops her head, fingertips together, elbow in, no weight on her hands than she rises, slide her foot forward. And also the way she is pouring sake by using a smooth and soft hand. Another SayuriÂ’s mental beauty could be seen from her talent, she is mastery of art in dancing and playing traditional musical instrument (Shamisen).Sayuri is dancing by holding a hand fan with a smooth movement and she is playing Shamisen by sitting down like yoga position and using five fingers of hers are softly bent round. (3) There are some positive and negative effects of SayuriÂ’s beauty concept as a Geisha to her life. The Posiitive effects are she is more the desired, she is better persuaders, she gets paid more. And for the negative effects are she gets physical suffers, she is hated by her opponent, and she is enslaved by Mameha.

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
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Adi Husada
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 06:50
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 06:50
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/27536

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